Bols Genever - Official Genever Partner
Bols is the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand, in Amsterdam since 1575. It all started with the Bols family distilling liqueurs and from 1664 they also began distilling genevers – The Dutch spirit – a proud tradition that continues to this day. Bols Master Distillers have since perfected the art of distilling Bols 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. This Bols Genever stood at the base of the cocktail revolution in the 19th century in the USA. In Jerry Thomas’s first cocktail recipe book, 1 in 4 cocktails were made with genever, including the Collins and the Original Gin Cocktail.
Bols Genever is also often used for a traditional Dutch ritual: the head butt (‘Kopstootje’): a malty beer next to Bols genever in a Dutch tulip glass, and the first sip of Genever needs to be ‘slurped’ out of this glass, with your hands behind your back: the Dutch way not to spill a drop of their precious Bols Genever!