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1575, Distillery 't Lootsje

THE BOLS FAMILY STARTED THE PRODUCTION OF LIQUEURS IN
A SMALL AMSTERDAM DISTILLERY CALLED 'TLOOTSJE
THEIR FIRST LIQUEURS ARE CUMIN, CARDOMOM, AND ORANGE.

1652, Birth of Lucas Bols

LUCAS BOLS, THE GRANDSON OF THE FOUNDER,
STARTED TO SHIP BOLS LIQUEURS ALL OVER THE WORLD. 
IN 1700, LUCAS BOLS BECAME A MAJOR
SHAREHOLDER IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIA TRADING COMPANY.
THIS GAVE HIM THE PRIVILAGE OF FIRST CHOICE OF
NEWLY ARRIVED EXOTIC HERBS AND SPICES, WHICH HELPED HIM
TO CREATE OVER 300 LIQUEUR AND SPIRIT RECIPES.
LUCAS BOLS DIED IN 1719 LEAVING
A LEGACY THAT STILL LIVES ON TODAY.

1664, Genever Production

THE BOLS FAMILY STARTED THE DISTILLATION OF THE FAMOUS DUTCH GENEVER MADE FROM LONG FERMENTED RYE,WHEAT, AND CORN. 

1820, Bols Genever Recipe

THE LUCAS BOLS MASTER DISTILLER RECREATED THE BOLS GENEVER RECIPE.
BY USING A COMPLEX MIX OF BOTANICALS AND A NEW DISTILLATION TECHNIQUE,CREATING A REVOLUTIONARY GENEVER.

1883, Aged Genever

FROM 1883 BOLS STARTED MATURING GENEVERS. 
THESE GENEVERS WERE TYPICALLY AGED ON FRENCH LIMOUSIN OAK CASKS.
THIS AGED GENEVER INSPIRED THE BOLS BARREL AGED GENEVER RECIPE,
LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY IN 201
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1989, Bols Vodka

1989 MARKS THE BIRTH OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH HIGH-QUALITY VODKA. CENTURIES OF DISTILLING NOW USED TO DISTILL A PURE SPIRIT. BOLS VODKA RECEIVED THE SUPERIOR TASTE AWARD AND IS NOW AVAILABLE IN MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

2004, Bols Bottle

CO-CREATED WITH BARTENDERS FOR BARTENDERS,
DESIGNED FOR EFFICIENT USE BEHIND THE BAR.THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW BOTTLE CLEARLY MARKS BOLS' DEDICATION TOWARDS THE CRAFTMANSHIP OF BARTENDING AND COCKTAILS.

2006, Back to Amsterdam

LUCAS BOLS RELOCATES ITS HEADQUARTERS IN THE MUSEUM DISTRICT OF AMSTERDAM.

2007, Bols Bartending academy

THE BOLS BARTENDING ACADEMY, OPENS IN AMSTERDAM, PROVIDING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS TO BOTH BARTENDERS AND CONSUMERS. 

2007, The House of Bols

THE HOUSE OF BOLS - COCKTAIL & GENEVER EXPERIENCE OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC. THIS EXPERIENCE OFFERS AN INTERACTIVE TOUR THROUGH THE WORLD OF COCKTAILS AND THE AUTHENTIC DUTCH SPIRIT OF GENEVER.

2008, Bols Genever

IN 2008 BOLS PROUDLY RELAUNCHES THE ORIGINAL BOLS GENEVER.
BASED ON THE 1820 RECIPE, THIS GENEVER STOOD AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE COCKTAIL REVOLUTION IN THE 19TH CENTURY. 

2014, Lucas Bols Distillery

THE LUCAS BOLS DISTILLERY RE-OPENS IN THE CENTER OF AMSTERAM.
LOCATED 50M FROM DAM SQUARE IT IS THE MOST CENTRAL
DISTILLERY IN AMSTERDAM USED TO CREATE KEY DISTILLATES FOR
BOLS GENEVER AND BOLS LIQUEURS.

2015, 440 years of craftmanship

IN 2015 WE CELEBRATE 440 YEARS OF HERITAGE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP