Introduced in 2008, Bols Genever is made according to the original Bols Genever recipe from 1820. This style of Genever stood at the forefront of the cocktail revolution in the 19th century, and was used to make early day mixes and cocktails. Bols Genever consist of 3 main components; a triple grain, malt spirit, a juniper berry distillate, and a herbal distillate. In the final stage of blending the Lucas Bols Master Distiller adds a secret ingredients which gives Bols Genever its characteristic flavour and unique finish.
Bols began distilling genevers – The Netherlands’ national spirit category – in 1664, a proud tradition that continues to this day. Bols Master Distillers have since perfected the art of distilling genever over the centuries. In 1820, Bols introduced a revolutionary new genever recipe with a more subtle taste, as a result of a better balance of malt wine, neutral grain alcohol and botanicals. This new recipe is the authentic flavour of genever as it should be: complex, powerful, and delectable. In addition to being an impeccable spirit for drinking neat, it proved to be perfect for a new phenomenon in the USA; the cocktail. These first cocktails were often made with genever, because of its powerful, delicious flavours and balanced mixing qualities.