By the Dutch Dry Gin
By the Dutch has announced the launch of a new addition to their range of products with “By the Dutch” Dry Gin. This is a small-batch distilled Dry Gin with 8 botanicals, representing the true Dutch heritage.Country of origin THE NETHERLANDS
Dry Gin Method
Dutch roots of Gin
Only a few people know about the strong link between Gin and Dutch Genever, a traditional distillate that has a long history. Dutch soldiers fighting the Spanish Army (1618-1648) used to sip Genever ahead of battles to find strength and bravery. Their English allies were amazed by the drink and lovingly named it Dutch Courage. Over the next decades, Genever was brought back to England where it became extremely popular. When King William of Orange (yes, a Dutch guy) raised duties on all imported spirits in 1690, Brits decided to make their own Genever. Partly due to lack of knowledge and technology, they came up with a less refined, sweet and spiced version: Old Tom Gin. Later improvements in technology led to the development of London Dry Gin.
Crafted by Herman Jansen Distillery in Schiedam, the new product features the 8 botanicals: juniper berries, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, laurel (bay leaf), blood orange, coriander and lemon peel. All botanicals are individually distilled using a Pot Still. Once the right ﬂavour is achieved, the botanicals is re-destilled into a Pot Still to emphasize their individual characteristcs before blending. Furthermore the Gin also contains a very small proportion of malt-wine, a typical base for Dutch Genever. This unique addition reflects the Dutch origins that survived over 300 years of history.
“By the Dutch” Dry Gin is uncoloured as the Dry Gin Method don’t allow any colour or ﬂavours to be added after destillaton.
Nose: A clean and intense aroma of blood orange, balanced with juniper berries, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Palate: Explosion of citrus fruits and juniper berries, immediately balanced with the diﬀerent layers of botanicals, like cinnamon, laurel, blood orange and coriander. The ﬂavors are lingering on the pallet for a long period of time.
By the Dutch
“By the Dutch” is a producer of traditional spirits with a Dutch heritage. It is founded in 2015. Their products are mainly distilled and handcrafted in Schiedam in Netherlands, the so-called “Genever-Town”.
The Netherlands has always played a leading role in the world of fine spirits. The Dutch were the first to understand the art of making excellent spirit from agricultural products, that technology has spread across the world. Also The Dutch were the first liqueur producers in the world.
The traditional Dutch Spirits are doing extremely well these days, and the reputation of Dutch Spirits keeps growing abroad, the quality of Dutch Spirits is recognized and increasingly appreciated by an expending group of consumers and professionals. Love for the product, timing, sense of ingredients and flavor and an excellent nose are qualities that have been passes through for generations, and the knowledge of the products within the Dutch Distilleries are transferred from father to children.
The main goal with this brand is to create national and international awareness of these Dutch spirits.