Dutch Courage Aged Gin is made according to the exact same recipe as normal Dutch Courage Dry Gin using fresh citrus fruit and small batch distillations.
The difference is that this dry gin is aged in new 200 litre American oak casks. This adds a layer of beguiling vanilla and spice to the still fresh and fruity gin. The result of this is absolutely stunning.
Dutch Courage Aged Gin Tasting notes :-
The nose is soft and mellow. It is balanced fresh citrus and juniper notes and slightly sweet, soft and gentle vanilla and spices. The flavour is completely dry and fresh with a wonderful softness.
The gentle softness and complex freshness will make the perfect Dry Martini or a stunning Gin and Tonic.
The Story of Zuidam Distillers
Zuidam Genever is hand crafted in the traditional distillery that is owned and operated by the Zuidam Family. More than 50 years of experience in distilling of exclusive spirits and a constant search for perfection has led to this exquisite line of genevers.
The malted barley, rye and corn used for the Zuidam Genevers are milled by traditional windmills. Using windmills for milling their malted barley the distillery helps preserve the important Dutch heritage of the world famous windmills. Even more importantly the traditional millstones of the windmills slowly grind the malted barley into flour. This traditional way of milling causes almost no increase in the temperature of the grain and thus helps preserve the wonderful aroma’s.
After the careful distillation the Genever is aged in small barrels. Barrels of American White Oak as well as barrels that have previously held Bourbon or Olorosso Sherry.
Because the new barrels or young barrels are stored in a warm and dry warehouse the Genever ages rather quickly.
The downside is that the evaporation losses are rather high. Typically the “Angels Share” is between 4% and 5% per year.