Dutch Genever

Jenever or Genever is essentially Dutch gin. The key ingredient that gives the spirit its distinctive flavor is Juniper berry. The invention of Jenever is often attributed to a Dutch doctor in the late 1700s. We will show you the hotspots.

Variations of Jenever have existed even longer as medicine, the alcohol was flavored with Juniper to improve the taste. Eventually, the medicinal use was abandoned and the Dutch began to drink Jenever as a spirit. Distilleries sprang up all over Holland, Amsterdam’s satellite city with 200 distilleries, became the unofficial jenever capital.

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