Hooghoudt Distillers BV
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Great malty notes of grain. Bready and complex with spice and citrus.
Superb – a mix of bready grain and succulent fruitiness overlaid with a woody spice. Creamy vanilla nicely complements the juniper.
Well-rounded and gentle, but lasting, with a spot of gingerbread and crème brûlée and a cosy warmth.
An exceptionally sippable and smooth genever with great balance between the grain, botanicals, and barrel. Textbook.
Ripe pears, freshly cut hay and summer meadows at first, then rye bread and vanilla notes with a hint of pine, liquorice and perfumed spices.
A big, soft, oily mouthfeel with a complex mix of malt, anise and citrus fruit flavours.
Quite sweet. Gently warming with a medium length. Liquorice and honey lingers.
Very gentle, with very little juniper or alcohol burn and a sweetness that makes it easy to sip.