Zuidam Dutch Courage Aged Dry Gin 88 is the standard Zuidam Dutch Courage Gin simply aged in 200 litre American oak barrels for 9 months. This is something that the Dutch have been doing with Genever for many years. Zuidam is a family-owned distillery and is run by father and son team Fred and Patrick Zuidam. The family have been producing spirits, starting with Genever and now including many other specialities and Dutch Whisky, for over 50 years. They are the only distilling company that mill their grain using only windmills. This process is much gentler than any mechanical process and means that thereis almost no increase in the temperature of the grain and thus helps preserve the wonderful aromas. The barrel ageing gives Zuidam Dutch Courage Aged Dry Gin 88 layers of vanilla, oak and spice to the gin whilst it also remains fresh and fruity. It is bottled at 44% abv i.e.88 proof, hence the name.