Bloom – By The Dutch Batavia Arrack

Similar to the Old Genever, also the second product I want to present to you from By The Dutch follows a special production process. The Indonesian Batavia Arrack is similar to rum, but at the same time, with rice as a fermentation starter, it is also different. Using this as inspiration, I created a drink revolving around rice and tea.

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Spirited News 05/2019: Plantation Guatemala X.O. Amburana Cask Finish

Every year all spirit nerds and rum aficionados are waiting for the new Single Casks releases from Plantation Rum. This year I choose the Plantation Guatemala X.O. with a rather special finish for presenting. That being said, for Ferrand the South American wood Amburana almost is a common cask type. Nevertheless, the rum has a rather intriguing flavour profile.

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Mr. Doom – By The Dutch Old Genever

When everyone is still talking about gin, it is easy to overlook its ancestor genever. However, because of its heritage, complex production techniques and its unique taste it is well worth a try! At the Ginfinity 2019 I tried the By The Dutch Old Genever a version of the most traditional style of Dutch genever. Its similarities to gin, combined with a malty base note, made it quite easy to come up with a great sour style drink recipe! 

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Jackrabbit – Juniper Jack Navy Strength

I finally got my hands on the much sort after Juniper Jack Navy Strength London Dry Gin. This powerful version of the already juniper forward Juniper Jack is quite a flavour bomb. However, Navy Strength gins are also quite demanding when creating cocktails with them. Nevertheless, I had an idea to combine it with a herbal French liqueur and elderflower syrup.

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