Friday, May 27, 2011


Bought some Bols Genever and made myself a nice Tom Collins last night. Not bad. This is allegedly some formulation which is supposed to be more like the traditional oude jenever but formulated for "American tastes", whatever that means. Pretty sure it's kosher (at least according to some Australian beis din, and if it's good enough for the Aussies, it's good enough for me)

Also drank a big bottle of Rodenbach. Yep - still an awesome beverage - highly recommend it.

Stumbled upon a blog of a call girl in Moscow - I think it's authentic, but hard to tell.


Blogger The back of the hill said...

In the Netherlands, the distinction is between 'Oude Genever' and 'Jonge Genever'.

The 'oude' is made by pot-still, the 'jonge' by patent still. The resultant product may be further filtered, but is seldom aged. Though the Belgians are producing some mighty fine matured genevers on a small scale, and Van Rutte makes a lovely seven year old.

Formulated for American tastes may mean no more than alcohol percentage adjusted for the American market.
Or something else entirely.

BTW: Ketel One in the Netherlands is a gin maker. Their Jonge Jenever is quite popular. Their vodka unheard of…… it’s probably not even marketed there.

SPELLING NOTE: genever is the traditional spelling, jenever the somewhat more modern spelling. Both are pronounced ‘yuh nay vur’.

May 27, 2011 1:32 PM  

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