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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Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 67
€ 16.95

Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 67

Hooghoudt Rijke Jenever No. 47 is part of a new series of genevers made by the Dutch distiller Ho..

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Hooghoudt Sweet Spiced Genever
€ 15.95

Hooghoudt Sweet Spiced Genever

Hooghoudt Sweet Spiced Genever is a brown genever made by the Dutch distiller Hooghoudt. It has a..

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Hooghoudt Sweet Spiced Genever
Houghoudt Aged Genever 5 Years
€ 39.95

Houghoudt Aged Genever 5 Years

The Hooghoudt Aged Genever 5 Years is matured genever from the Dutch Hooghoudt distillery. It mat..

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Houghoudt Aged Genever 5 Years
Kalkwijck Korenwijn 1 Jaar Gelagerd Oloroso Single Cask
€ 24.95

Kalkwijck Korenwijn 1 Jaar Gelagerd Oloroso Single Cask

The Kalkwijck Korenwijn 1 Jaar Gelagerd Oloroso Single Cask is an old-style traditional jenever m..

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Kalkwijck Korenwijn 1 Jaar Gelagerd Oloroso Single Cask
Kalkwijck Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish
€ 22.95

Kalkwijck Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish

The Kalkwijck Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish is an old jenever finished in a French oak and Oloro..

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Kalkwijck Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish
Ketel 1 Matuur
€ 19.75

Ketel 1 Matuur

De Ketel 1 Matuur is a mature Dutch genever by the Nolet distillery. ..

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Ketel 1 Matuur
Notaris Jonge Graanjenever BIO
€ 14.50

Notaris Jonge Graanjenever BIO

The Notaris Jonge Graanjenever BIO is a young grain genever made from 100% biological grain alcoh..

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Notaris Jonge Graanjenever BIO
Perlstein Oloroso Korenwijn
€ 18.75

Perlstein Oloroso Korenwijn

Perlstein Oloroso Korenwijn is a corn wine matured in a Oloroso sherry cask for about 5 months. ..

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Perlstein Oloroso Korenwijn
Rutte & Zn Oude Graanjenever
€ 18.95

Rutte & Zn Oude Graanjenever

Rutte & Zn Oude Graanjenever is an old grain genever made by the Dutch distiller Rutte & ..

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Rutte & Zn Oude Graanjenever
Rutte 100% Maltwine Barrel Aged Genever Batch No. 1
€ 24.95

Rutte 100% Maltwine Barrel Aged Genever Batch No. 1

The Rutte 100% Maltwine Barrel Aged Genever is a cask aged genever from the Dutch distillers Rutt..

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Rutte 100% Maltwine Barrel Aged Genever Batch No. 1
Rutte Fino Sherry Cask Jenever 6 Jaar Gerijpt Batch No. 1
€ 39.95

Rutte Fino Sherry Cask Jenever 6 Jaar Gerijpt Batch No. 1

The Rutte Fino Sherry Cask Jenever 6 Jaar Gerijpt Batch No. 1 is the first release in a series of..

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Rutte Fino Sherry Cask Jenever 6 Jaar Gerijpt Batch No. 1
Rutte Koornwyn XO Batch No. 1
€ 29.95

Rutte Koornwyn XO Batch No. 1

The Rutte Koornwyn XO is a corn wine from the Dutch distillers at Rutte & Zn. It’s made from ..

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Rutte Koornwyn XO Extra Oak
€ 29.99

Rutte Koornwyn XO Extra Oak

De Rutte Koornwyn XO Extra Oak is a gentle and subtle blend of malt wines of different ages, matu..

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Rutte Koornwyn XO Extra Oak
Rutte Single Oat Genever Batch No. 1
€ 26.95

Rutte Single Oat Genever Batch No. 1

The Rutte Single Oat Genever is a 100% malt wine genever from Dutch distillers Rutte & Zn. Di..

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Rutte Single Oat Genever Batch No. 1
Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V1.0
€ 31.95

Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V1.0

The Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V1.0 is the first old genever from the Dutch Wagging Fin..

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Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V1.0
Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V3.0
€ 31.95

Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V3.0

The Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V3.0 is the third old genever from the Dutch Wagging Fin..

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Wagging Finger Oude Genever Exercise V3.0
Wenneker Genever Trinidad & Tobago Cask Finish
€ 22.95

Wenneker Genever Trinidad & Tobago Cask Finish

The Wenneker Trinidad & Tobago Cask Finish is an old genever matured in oak casks followed by..

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Wenneker Genever Trinidad & Tobago Cask Finish
Wenneker Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish Batch 5 (36%)
€ 17.95

Wenneker Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish Batch 5 (36%)

The Wenneker Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish Batch 5 is an old Dutch genever with clean juniper an..

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Wenneker Oude Genever Islay Cask Finish Batch 5 (36%)
Wynand Fockink Jonge Jenever
€ 18.95

Wynand Fockink Jonge Jenever

Wynand Fockink Jonge Jenever is a Dutch young genever made of neutral alcohol and corn wine (3%)...

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Wynand Fockink Jonge Jenever
Wynand Fockink Korenwijn
€ 22.50

Wynand Fockink Korenwijn

Wynand Fockink Korenwijn is a Dutch corn wine made from corn wine (51%) and neutral alcohol (49%)..

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Wynand Fockink Korenwijn
Wynand Fockink Spelt Gelagerde Moutwijn Jenever
€ 25.95

Wynand Fockink Spelt Gelagerde Moutwijn Jenever

Wynand Fockink Spelt Gelagerde Moutwijn Extra Strong is a matured Dutch corn wine. ..

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Wynand Fockink Spelt Gelagerde Moutwijn Jenever