Bols is the world’s first cocktail brand since 1575 and the company Lucas Bols is one of the oldest Dutch companies. Building on its 445-year-old heritage dating back to 1575, the company has mastered the art of distilling, mixing, and blending liqueurs, genever, gin, and vodka. Lucas Bols owns a portfolio of more than 20 premium and super-premium brands of different spirits used in cocktail bars around the world. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries.
Bols holds the number one position in liqueur ranges worldwide (outside the USA) and is the world’s largest player in the genever segment. Furthermore, the Bols brand is a leading player in the bartending community. Through the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience and Europe’s largest bartending school, the Bols Bartending Academy in Amsterdam, the company provides inspiration and education to both bartenders and consumers.
We carefully select our ingredients to create liqueurs that are perfect for use as cocktail ingredients. The most important ingredient of a liqueur is the flavour component. Our liqueurs are made from ingredients such as herbs, spices, seeds and fruits. For each liqueur, our master distiller defines the exact flavour characteristics of the original ingredient and uses various techniques, such as distilling, macerating and percolating, to create this specific flavour for the liqueur in such a way that it works perfectly in a cocktail.