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- Appearance – Golden brown.
- Aroma – vanilla, malted wine.
- Flavor – honey, caramel, oak, malted wine, juniper.
- Proof – 80
Boomsma Oude Genever comes from Leeuwarden, the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. It’s one of the very few genevers in the Netherlands which is aged in small oak barrels for more than one year, hence the “Oude” in its name, and the unique golden brown color.
Coming from the birthplace of gin, this is a very unique spirit that any gin drinker should try at least once. Like most barrel aged gins, this genever will likely lead to vastly different opinion in a room full of tasters.
Drinking it starts with a very nice genever sweetness that contains a hint of fruitiness quickly turning into a combination of honey, vanilla and caramel finishing with an oaky malted wine and then comes the familiar punch of juniper while the honey lingers.
Boomsma also makes a Jonge (young) genever which is not barrel aged and thus has a clear appearance.