De Borgen
New-Style Genever
Hooghoudt Distilleries BV

ABV: 40.8%
Country: Netherlands
Style: Genever
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
Availability: Worldwide

David T. Smith – 8.2 

Nose: Soft malt and freshly baked bread with fruity hints of orange and raspberry, and a touch of fennel.

Palate: An array of sweet spice, star anise, black liquorice, cassia and fennel. A pleasant mouthfeel with a gentle warmth to it.

Finish: Zesty orange, perhaps even flamed orange, combined with black pepper.

Comments: A complex genever with good sippability that works surprisingly well with tonic water.

Felicity Murray – 8.4 

Nose: Clean, spicy, nutty and earthy root-like aromas mingle with liquorice, honeysuckle and perhaps just a trace of juniper and summer fruits. 

Palate: Full-bodied, buttery mouthfeel with gentle spices and slightly sweet herbal and fruity favours. Lemon flavoured ice cream comes to mind. 

Finish: Very long and honeyed, slightly bready but with mouth-watering juicy fruits lingering. 

Comments: Made for sipping. Would be well matched with tonic or in a cocktail such as an Old Fashioned.

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