Normally my policy is to only blog about something once I’ve tried it or done it myself. I made an exception when I blogged about the red light district, and I’m going to make another exception now for jenever (Dutch gin), because unfortunately gin is the one alcohol I loathe and don’t drink.
Jenever is distilled from malt wine made out of three types of grains (maize, rye, and wheat). It is then flavoured with herbs, including juniper berries (jeneverbes in Dutch).
While the Dutch are mostly a nation of beer drinkers, jenever is the traditional Dutch liquor. The House of Bols in Amsterdam is one of the better known producers of jenever.