10 Best Jenever Gin Brands January 2015

Alcohol preferences are often regionally based, which is why certain drinks can only be made in certain locations. When it comes to gin, most people think of associations in London and other parts of England. However, some of the most famous gins actually come from Dutch countries. This gin is called jenever, and its name is derived from the juniper berry that serves as a base for the drink. The two major brewing techniques are known as old and young. The old variation has more flavor. Young jenevers are more neutral. Get the leading jenever gin label from this list. The companies below have been reviewed based on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative statistics. In some cases, variable listing fees effect position on this list; however only highly-regarded firms are accepted through our review analysis. Learn more about our ranking process here.

 Best Jenever Gin Label Logo: Citadelle Reserve Gin

#1 of 10 Best Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Citadelle Reserve Gin began in the 17th century. It is distilled in oak casks. There is a unique aroma of violets that gives this drink an elegant smell. It has a pale yellow color in the tall bottle. There are other floral notes that take away form the sweetness of the beverage but add to the silky texture and taste. There are also subtle spices that blend well with the floral notes, making it a drink that is simple and complex at the same time.

 Top Jenever Gin Label Logo: Diep 9 Young Grain Genever Gin

#2 of 10 Leading Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - The Diep9 Young Grain Genever Gin is a clear Belgian gin that is double distilled from three different grains. It's made using nine unique botanicals: juniper berry, sweet orange peel, blessed thistle, carob, nutmeg, guinea pepper, angelica root, cinnamon, and coriander. It's distilled using techniques from the 1800's, and is bottled in a homespun clay jug. Its distilling process gives the gin its fluid, crisp taste; furthermore, it has a pleasantly fruity aroma of lemon, orange, and cream puff. Its taste is fruity, and it has a polished, toasty finish which is highly sought-after by gin producers.

 Best Jenever Gin Label Logo: Bols Barrel Aged Genever Gin

#3 of 10 Leading Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Intermingled with 17 unique herbs and spices, then distilled five times for optimum, strong flavor, Bols Barrel Aged Genever Gin is a powerhouse of delicious, exquisite tastes and refined aromas. Each wafting whiff unlocks the senses, tantalizing taste buds before the first sip is in a tumbler. While perfect for savoring straight-up or on the rocks, this gin also makes a sophisticated cocktail. Notable for satisfying souls, as well as slaking thirsts, Bols Barrel Aged Genever Gin is an award-winning brew, boasting 5 awards for taste, process, and aroma. This complex spirit is more than a gin to gulp and guzzle—it is a connoisseur, artisan dream to be cherished.

 Leading Jenever Gin Label Logo: Few American Gin

#4 of 10 Best Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Few American Gin is an aged gin that has subtle notes that you can pick out. This is a clear beverage that has the initial aroma and flavor of juniper. This has a whiskey spirit base instead of one that is vodka. You will be able to notice the citrus flavors and scents in this gin. There are also notes of vanilla and hops that are home grown that give the drink a nice blend of wood flavors and spices.

 Best Jenever Gin Label Logo: Aviation Dutch Style Gin

#5 of 10 Top Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Jenever Gin's Aviation Dutch-style gin is a decided departure from your ordinary dry gins. Aviation combines a unique blend of botanical favors and savory spices, creating what the distillers describe as embodying the lush freshness of the Pacific Northwest. Every bottle of this gin is distilled by hand using a slow five step process. The creators of this gin have given much forethought to how the taste works in cocktails, making it a truly remarkable addition to any mixed drink. The best way to enjoy Aviation gin is mixed with citrus flavors, which help bring out its unique floral flavors. It can also be enjoyed on its own.

 Top Jenever Gin Label Logo: Genevieve Genever Style Gin

#6 of 10 Leading Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Genevieve Genever Style Gin is a drink that is light in color, resembling hay or straw. The company that has designed the gin has made an attempt to re-create earlier gins of the same taste. It has a sweet flavor that is ideal for cocktails. The company that makes the beverage was established in 1993. When you open the bottle, you will get a subtle aroma that has floral notes as well as hints of vanilla.

 Leading Jenever Gin Label Logo: Ketel 1 Originale Graanjenever

#7 of 10 Top Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Designed to be thought-provoking and perfect for evenings spent engaging in deep conversations with close friends - Ketel 1 Originale Graanjenever boasts a smooth, languid flavor with a punchy fragrance that comes from generations of a traditional, steadfast recipe. The ingredients are sleek and slow, lingering on the palette with a tingle that tantalizes and captivates the senses. Ketel 1 Originale Graanjenever was meant to be sipped, rather than shot straight back, and a dollop is enough to make dull cocktails extraordinary. The clear, pure liquid suggests strength and a powerful dissolver of everyday stresses – whereas, the bottle itself is strong and embossed for a hard, unbreakable appearance.

 Best Jenever Gin Label Logo: Filliers No. 28 Dry Gin

#8 of 10 Best Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Filliers No. 28 Dry Gin is a drink that became famous during the gin craze of the 19th century. The drink originated in Britain. There have been five generations who have helped to keep the distillery alive to make the gin what it is today. It has a proof that is lower than vodka, making it a pleasant drink to enjoy. There is still a lot of the grain texture left because it isn't a beverage that is distilled as much as other drinks.

 Top Jenever Gin Label Logo: Oregon Spirit Distillers Merrylegs Gin

#9 of 10 Best Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Oregon Spirit Distillers Merrylegs Genever gin is a distilled gin that has a real effect on people who drink it. It will elevate a persons mood and make them want to have fun. This authentic gin is made using multiple botanicals, as well as the finest malted grain. One of the botanicals that gives this gin its unique flavor is juniper berries from Central Oregon. While it is being made, it is first distilled, then infused, and then distilled once again. It is known for its full bodied taste, as well as its unique flavor due to its ingredient combination.

 Leading Jenever Gin Label Logo: Wigle Ginever Gin

#10 of 10 Top Jenever Gin Labels of 2015 - Wigle Ginever will transport you back to the origins of Gin. Sometimes also called Dutch-style gin, ginever is what all gin was like prior to modern distillation techniques and the popularization of modern, London-style gin. Ginever is actually made from whiskey using a copper pot still. The recipe that Wigle uses for its giniver is based on the recovered records of nineteenth-century Pennsylvania distillery. Wigle's distillers begin with a grain mash of rye, wheat and malted barley. To that, juniper berries and a selection of other botanicals are added, including cubeb, cardamom and lavender. The finished product tastes like a unique, compelling fusion of whiskry and contemporary gin. Fans of either spirit would do well to experience it.

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