Genever, a traditional Dutch spirit from which gin evolved, brings with it a rich heritage and a new proposition for any gin enthusiast looking for something a bit different
Rutte has been distilling exceptional handmade genevers and gins in the Dutch city of Dordrecht since 1872. Not much has changed since then when Rutte’s founder, Simon Rutte, began using exotic spices and fruits from the Dutch East Indies and adding them to his still
This Old Simon Genever preserves his legacy and distilling traditions. Old Simon Genever contains some traditional Dutch ingredients, such as juniper berries, but also includes 11 other botanicals unique to Simon’s creativity such as hazel and walnuts.
Rutte uses no artificial flavourings or colourings; all of the sublime flavours and aromas are 100% natural and come from fresh fruit, herbs and nuts
The liquid is not for the faint hearted gin drinkers but if you want to know how the original gin began, this is a great place to start. It's light yellow in colour and on the nose you get the hints of herbs and hazelnuts. The nutty theme carries on through the taste and ends with a smooth velvety aftertaste.
The Old Simon genever is perfect drunk as a 'Kopstoot', a traditional Dutch serve where genever is sipped alongside a glass of beer to form a boilermaker.