The "original gin" has come to the Big Apple, and the US! Bols, established in the late 1500's in Holland, has "updated" its Genever (or Jenever in Dutch) recipe based on the 1820 formula. Lucus Bols began distilling the world's favorite genevers in 1664. The current spirit (now protected in its own catagory) is a combination of Maltwine and a blend of botanicals.
Unlike London Dry Gin, this spirit has a rounded malt character to it. The botanicals add depth without screaming juniper.
Check out my upcoming post this week for my own original GENEVER recipe: "Vermeer's Pearl Earring" and try the cocktail yourself.