Bols Genever

Bols Genever


About Bols Genever

Founder: Jacobus Bols
Year Founded: 1575
Distillery Location: Zoetermeer, Holland
Master Distiller / Blender: Piet van Leijenhorst

Bols Genever Essential Facts

  • Bols has been making genever in Holland since 1664.
  • While English gin is now very popular in America, back in the 19th century the malty Dutch version (genever) was a best seller. Many of the cocktails that are currently made with gin were originally made with genever.
  • Bols Genever was reintroduced to America in 2008.

How you should drink Bols Genever

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  1. I’m happy Bols Genever is back but it’s too bad they didn’t bring it back at a lower price point. $35 for a 750ml bottle of an unaged spirit largely obtained from grain? Come on. For example, I can get a 1.75 liter bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon for that price and it sure takes a heck of lot more time, skill, and money for a distillery to make something like that.

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