Distilled from grain nurtured in the soil of Belgium and the Netherlands, genever embodies the spirit, creativity, and resiliency of the culture that created it. Surviving five centuries of wars and prohibitions, genever was perfected and spread across the world. During its evolution, genever inspired the creation of gin and secured a place at America's early cocktail bars.
Genever (also known as jenever) is a "Protected Product of Origin", receiving eleven different appellations or AOCs, and can only be crafted in Belgium, the Netherlands and a few areas in France and Germany. Most of the genever AOC's are exclusive to Belgium making Belgian genever one of the best-kept secrets in the liquor industry.
Pre-prohibition Genever was imported 5 times more than gin. Most classic cocktails were originally made with Genever.
Diep9 Genever is bottled by hand in historic jugs handcrafted from clay, which are still being found in old shipwrecks.
Diep9 Old Genever is great in the equation of "spirit, sugar, water, and bitters" and shines in a martinez, old fashioned, or negroni. The aromas of cereal and malt attract the whiskey drinkers while the spice and complexity of the taste intrigues the gin drinkers.
Chilled, crisp and clear drinks like a martini, gibson, fizz and Tom Collins serve as a proper vehicle for Diep9 Young Genever. Its neutrality is palatable to the vodka drinker and its delicate spices serve as a welcomed substitute for gin.