Dutch courage mixed with Indonesian spice is what describes Bobby’s Gin. This is a unique gin recipe made by combining local botanicals such as juniper and rosehips with the exotic spices such as cloves, lemongrass and cubeb pepper. It is a blend of the best of both worlds, East and West.Country of origin THE NETHERLANDS
SIMPLY AND FRESH
Bobby’s Gin is made from eight botanicals all separately distilled. No additives, sugars or extraction added. This gin is simply pure taste. The founder of Bobby’s Gin calls it “A fresh take on a timeless classic”. On the nose it is spicy fragrant. You feel a fresh burst of citrus and herbals at first sip and with a slight hum of pepper.
Bobby’s Gin comes in a modern interpretation of a classic jenever bottle. With Bobby’s Gin they bring the classic ‘kruik’ bottle to the 21st century with a contemporary interpretation of its shape and made in beautiful brown and grey smokes glass. The printed Ikat pattern is traditional Indonesian.
Back in 1777 in the Netherlands, to be exact in Schiedam – the jenever capitol of the world – Herman Jansen distilled his first malt wine gin at Distillery “De Tweelingh”. This unique spirit, known as “Dutch Courage” was shipped to the United Kingdom. Over time it was evolved to what we today know as London Dry Gin.
In 1950, Jacobus Alfons, or Bobby to his family and friends, born in Naku, Ambon (Indonesia), migrated to the Netherlands. Bobby loved Dutch Jenever, but he missed the taste of home, so he started infusing his jenever with familiar Indonesian spices and herbs. Unknowingly he was creating his own gin and he was laying the foundation for Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin.
In 2012, Bobby’s grandson Sebastian discovered an old bottle at his mother’s house. Inspired by the story about his grandfather and his exclusive Indonesian recipe, he went to Schiedam, the city where gin originated and he met the seventh generation master distiller of Herman Jansen. Together they started working on creating a unique gin, blending the tradition of Schiedam jenever with the best Indonesian botanicals and spises.
In 2014, after almost two years of distilling, developing and refining, Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin was born.
In 2012, Bobby’s grandson Sebastian discovered an old bottle at his mother’s house. Inspired by the story about his grandfather and his exclusive Indonesian recipe, he went to Schiedam, the city where gin originated and he met the seventh generation master distiller of Herman Jansen.