Jenever and grain wine

Jenever (also known as genièvre, genever, peket, or in the English-speaking world as Holland gin or Dutch gin), is the juniper-flavored national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Belgium, from which gin evolved. Traditional jenever is still very popular in the Netherlands and Belgium. European Union regulations specify that only liquor made in these two countries, two French provinces and two German federal states can use the name jenever/genever/genièvre. And only jenever made in East-Flanders, Belgium can use the name O'de Flander-Oost-Vlaamse graanjenever.
 
Jenever was originally produced by distilling malt wine (moutwijn in Dutch) to 50% ABV. Because the resulting spirit was not palatable due to the lack of refined distilling techniques (only the pot still was available), herbs were added to mask the flavour. The juniper berry (jeneverbes in Dutch, which in turn comes from the Latin Juniperus) was chosen for its alleged medicinal effects,hence the name jenever (and the English name gin).
here are two types of jenever: oude (old) and jonge (young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Around 1900, it became possible to distill a high-grade type of alcohol almost neutral in taste, independent of the origin of the spirit. A worldwide tendency for a lighter and less dominant taste, as well as lower prices, led to the development of blended whisky in Great Britain, and in the Netherlands to Jonge Jenever. During the Great War, lack of imported cereals, and hence malt, forced the promotion of this blend. Alcohol derived from molasses from the sugar beet industry was used as an alternative to grain spirit. People started using the term oude for the old-style jenever, and jonge for the new style, which contains more grain instead of malt and can even contain plain sugar-based alcohol. In modern times, jenever distilled from grain and malt only is labeled Graanjenever. Jonge jenever can contain 'no more than' 15% malt wine and 10 grams of sugar per litre. Oude jenever must contain 'at least' 15% malt wine, but no more than 20 g of sugar per litre. Korenwijn (grain wine) is a drink very similar to the 18th century style jenever, and is often matured for a few years in an oak cask; it contains from 51% to 70% malt wine and up to 20 g/l of sugar.
 
Although the name oude jenever does not necessarily mean that the jenever is, in fact, old; there are some distilleries that claim that their jenever is aged in Oak barrels.
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Amsterdammertje Korenwijn
€ 29.95

Amsterdammertje Korenwijn

Amsterdammertje Korenwijn is an artisan Amsterdam corn wine made according to an old famliy recip..

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Berentzen Korn 2 Korn
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The Berentzen Korn 2 Korn is a new make spirit made of biological grain and rye combined with mal..

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Bokma Bourbon Cask 5yo
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Bokma Bourbon Cask 5yo

The Bokma Bourbon Cask 5 years old is a matured genever from Bokma. Aged in bourbon casks for 5 y..

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Bols Corenwyn 1 Liter
€ 22.49

Bols Corenwyn 1 Liter

Bols Corenwyn is an authentic Dutch product also known as Korenwijn. Before being bottled the spi..

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Bols Corenwyn 4 jaar
€ 27.95

Bols Corenwyn 4 jaar

A 4 year old Corenwyn by Bols. An authentic Dutch product also known as Korenwijn. Before being b..

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Bols Corenwyn 6 jaar
€ 30.95

Bols Corenwyn 6 jaar

A 6 years old Corenwyn by Bols. An authentic Dutch product also known as Korenwijn. Before being ..

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Bols Corenwyn VOC De Silveren Leeuw
€ 30.50

Bols Corenwyn VOC De Silveren Leeuw

The Bols Cornwyn VOC De Silveren Leeuw is the third release in the Bols VOC series. This release ..

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Bols Genever
€ 28.95

Bols Genever

Bols Genever is a premium genever based on a traditional recipe from 1826. A gentle and subtle ma..

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De Borgen Corenwyn
€ 33.30

De Borgen Corenwyn

The De Borgen Corenwyn is a Dutch Corenwyn from Hooghoudt finished in a sherry cask. A blend of m..

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Dutch Genquila
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Dutch Genquila

Dutch Genquila is an authentic Dutch drink with a base of high-quality Dutch ..

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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 0yo Young & Pure
€ 24.95

Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 0yo Young & Pure

The Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 0 years old Young & Pure is an old genever and the first bot..

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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 12yo
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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 12yo

The Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 12 years old is a matured genever distilled by Filliers in Belgi..

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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 17yo
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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 17yo

The Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 17 years old is a matured genever distilled by Filliers in Belgi..

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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 21yo
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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 21yo

The Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 21 years old is a matured genever distilled by Filliers in Belgi..

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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8yo
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Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8yo

The Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 years old is a matured genever distilled by Filliers in Belgiu..

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Hooghoudt Jonge Dubbele Graannjenever (1 liter)
€ 13.99

Hooghoudt Jonge Dubbele Graannjenever (1 liter)

The Jonge Dubbele Graanjenever from Hooghoudt is a young Dutch genever. Double distilled with aro..

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Hooghoudt Jonge Dubbele Graannjenever (50cl)
€ 7.25

Hooghoudt Jonge Dubbele Graannjenever (50cl)

The Jonge Dubbele Graanjenever from Hooghoudt is a young Dutch genever. Double distilled with aro..

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Hooghoudt Korenwijn 4 Jaar Gelagerd
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Hooghoudt Korenwijn 4 Jaar Gelagerd

The Hooghoudt Korenwijn 4 Jaar Gelagerd is matured korenwijn from a single Oloroso sherry cask. I..

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Hooghoudt Premium Jenever Triple Gestookt
€ 16.95

Hooghoudt Premium Jenever Triple Gestookt

Hooghoudt Premium Jenever Triple Gestookt is a premijum genever, triple distilled and very pure a..

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Hooghoudt RAW Genever
€ 34.95

Hooghoudt RAW Genever

The Hooghoudt RAW Genever is a 100% maltwine genever with a fresh and herbal character. An unaged..

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Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 45
€ 16.95

Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 45

Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 45 is part of a new series of genevers made by the Dutch distiller Ho..

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