Dutch Courage Dry Gin is distilled from Nine botanicals: juniper berries and iris root from Italy, coriander from Morocco, angelica, sweet oranges and fresh whole lemons from Spain, liquorice root from India, cardamom and whole vanilla beans from Madagascar.
The gin is distilled using a unique distillation method with separate distillation of each botanical so producing a fresh, complex and layered flavour from a total of 14 distillations.
Dutch Courage Dry Gin Tasting notes :-
The nose is clean with fresh citrus and earthy juniper notes and a beguiling hint of spice and vanilla.
Taste: Gentle and round mouthfeel with fresh citrus fruit and herbs that are beautifully balanced.
The balance of Zuidam Dry Gin makes it perfect for a refreshing Gin and Tonic or a perfect Dry Martini.
Award Winning Gin.
International Spirits Challenge, 2012. Gold.
Drinks Business Magazine, 2009. Best In Class.
Paul Pacult’s Spirits Journal, 2004. “Best White Spirit of the Year”.
Wine Enthusiast, 2004. “Classic, highest recommendation” (96-100 points).
Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2004. Gold Medal & “Best of Show”.
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.