Anchor Distlling Company Genevieve Genever Style Gin
Genevieve Genever style gin is what they describe as “an attempt to re-create the earliest gins.” It is made from a base of barley, wheat, and rye and a dozen different botanicals. The classic taste will be more sweet and robust, intended for the most traditional of gin cocktails. They specifically do not recommend this particular gin for martinis or tonic water.
Genevieve™ Genevieve Genever Style Gin Is An Offshoot Of Our Research Into The History And Evolving Production Methods That Led To Modern Gin. In The Late 19th Century, Technological Advances Enabled Distillers To Produce Neutral Spirits At Very High Proofs. When Re-Distilled With Complex Blends Of Juniper Berries And Other Natural Botanicals, These Neutral Spirits Were Transformed Into What We Know Today As Modern “Distilled Dry Gin.” The Earliest Gins, However—Which Came To Be Known As “Genever” (Or “Geneva Gin,” Or “Hollands Gin,” Or “Schiedam-Style Gin”)—Were A Very Different Product. To Be Sure, Juniper Berries And Other Botanicals Are Used In Both Styles, But 17th-Century “Genever” Gin Was Distilled In Primitive Pot Stills From A Grain Mash. Genevieve Is Our Attempt To Re-Create This Ancient And Mysterious Gin Style. We Use A Grain Mash Of Wheat, Barley, And Rye Malts, Which Is Distilled In A Traditional Copper Pot Still With The Same Botanicals We Use In Our Modern “Distilled Dry Gin,” Junípero Gin.