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Saturday, July 23 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
500 years of Juniper Distillation - How Genever changed the way we are drinking today presented by Rutte Distillateurs

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Please join the smallest distillery in the Netherlands, Rutte Distillateurs along with Master Distiller, Myriam Hendrickx, Simon Difford, Keli Rivers and Joaquin Simo as they take you through the rise and rebirth of genever and how it has affected modern day drinking habits.  

This interactive three part seminar will take you through a history and tasting of what ancient genevers probably tasted like, and how they compare to new products, genevers and gins, and Rutte's unique heritage and influence on the category. You will even get to taste a historic genever from World War II, from the original, closed bottle! And you will try several botanical distillates, straight from the pot still. Of course we will let you compare some classic cocktails, made with gin versus genever. Don’t miss out on this unique journey with juniper and the opportunity to taste very rare and defunct distillates.

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Myriam Hendrickx

Master Distiller, Rutte Distillateurs sinds 1872
Since 2003 I’m with Rutte; for me the opportunity of a life time as I could put all this knowledge and fascination into action. The Rutte name stood for exceptional quality, while in the distillery time had truly stood still. I was lucky enough to spend time with the last generation, John Rutte, just before he died at the age of 72 and then it was up to me as general manager and master distiller to continue the Rutte legacy. As no... Read More →


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