Boomsma Oude Fine Old Genever - A Product of Holland
Bottle Information: A fine blend of wheat spirits and malt distillate and patient aging in oak barrels. Boomsma Oude is a very rich, smooth Genever with an elegant flavor. Available only in limited quantities. - Aged for at least one year in oak barrels.
Color: pale straw yellow
Nose: Rich vanilla and a hint of grain. Not very complex at all.
Taste: Vanilla and a hint of oak with some hazelnut.
Finish: Vanilla and the hazelnut flavor that last quite a while.
Notes: This is really more of a whiskey than a gin. No botanical flavors added and a nice clean vanilla flavor that makes me think that it was aged in toasted but not charred barrels. There is no red to the color and no caramalized sugars in the taste. Even a used barrel that was charred would give some caramel flavor. This is an interesting drink.
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873