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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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 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 Superior (50cl)
€ 15.95

Wynand Fockink Superior (50cl)

Wynand Fockink Superior is a malt wine matured in bourbon casks. A blend of 2 to 6 years old wine..

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Zuidam Founder’s Reserve Korenwijn 1990 Oloroso Sherry
€ 174.50

Zuidam Founder’s Reserve Korenwijn 1990 Oloroso Sherry

The Zuidam Founder’s Reserve Korenwijn 1990 Oloroso Sherry is a 25 years old Korenwijn and specia..

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Zuidam Genever Tubes
€ 17.95

Zuidam Genever Tubes

The Zuidam Genever Tubes is a nosing & tasting kit of 4 exclusive Dutch genevers from Zuidam ..

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Zuidam Jonge Graan Genever (35%)
€ 17.95

Zuidam Jonge Graan Genever (35%)

Zuidam Jonge Graan Genever is a young grain genever by the Dutch Zuidam distillery. It is made ac..

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Zuidam Jonge Graan Genever (35%)
Zuidam Korenwijn 1 Jaar (38%)
€ 21.95

Zuidam Korenwijn 1 Jaar (38%)

Zuidam Korenwijn 1 Jaar is a Dutch corn wine which is a bit lighter as well as more fruitier then..

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Zuidam Korenwijn 1 Jaar (38%)
Zuidam Korenwijn 5 jaar (1 liter)
€ 34.50

Zuidam Korenwijn 5 jaar (1 liter)

The Zuidam Korenwijn 5 jaar is a 5 year old matured genever from the Dutch Zuidam distillery. Thi..

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Zuidam Korenwijn Single Barrel 3 Jaar (38%)
€ 29.95

Zuidam Korenwijn Single Barrel 3 Jaar (38%)

Zuidam Korenwijn Single Barrel 3 Jaar is a single barrel corn wine that is triple distilled and h..

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Zuidam Korenwijn Single Barrel 3 Jaar (38%)
Zuidam Oude  Genever 10yo, 15yo, 25yo Single Barrel Giftbox (3x20cl)
€ 109.99

Zuidam Oude Genever 10yo, 15yo, 25yo Single Barrel Giftbox (3x20cl)

The Zuidam Oude Genever 10yo, 15yo, 25yo Single Barrel Giftbox is a special gift set containing 3..

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Zuidam Oude Genever 10yo, 15yo, 25yo Single Barrel Giftbox (3x20cl)
Zuidam Oude Genever 3 Jaar (1 liter)
€ 32.95

Zuidam Oude Genever 3 Jaar (1 liter)

The Zuidam Oude Genever 3 Jaar is a 3 year old ‘old geneverr’ that matured in American oak barrel..

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Zuidam Oude Genever 5 jaar (1 liter)
€ 34.50

Zuidam Oude Genever 5 jaar (1 liter)

The Zuidam Oude Genever 5 jaar is a 5 year old matured genever from the Dutch Zuidam distillery. ..

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Zuidam Oude Genever 5 jaar (1 liter)
Zuidam Oude Genever American Oak 15yo Single Barrel (1 liter)
€ 74.99

Zuidam Oude Genever American Oak 15yo Single Barrel (1 liter)

The Zuidam Oude Genever American Oak 15 years old Single Barrel is a Dutch old and cask matured g..

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Zuidam Oude Genever American Oak 15yo Single Barrel (1 liter)
Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 10yo Single Barrel (1 liter)
€ 60.99

Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 10yo Single Barrel (1 liter)

The Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 10 years old Single Barrel is a Dutch old and cask matured..

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Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 10yo Single Barrel (1 liter)
Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 25yo Single Barrel (1 liter)
€ 199.99

Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 25yo Single Barrel (1 liter)

The Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 25 years old Single Barrel is a Dutch old and cask matured..

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Zuidam Oude Genever Oloroso Sherry 25yo Single Barrel (1 liter)
Zuidam Rogge Genever (38%)
€ 19.95

Zuidam Rogge Genever (38%)

Zuidam Rogge Genever is a Dutch rye genever made by Zuidam distillers. Distilled from the best Du..

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Zuidam Rogge Genever (38%)
Zuidam Rogge Genever 1 jaar (1 liter)
€ 21.95

Zuidam Rogge Genever 1 jaar (1 liter)

The Zuidam Rogge Genever 1 jaar is a 1 year old rye genever from the Dutch Zuidam distillery. It ..

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Zuidam Rogge Genever 1 jaar (1 liter)
Zuidam Special No. 12 Korenwijn PX 18yo
€ 199.95

Zuidam Special No. 12 Korenwijn PX 18yo

The Zuidam Special No. 12 Korenwijn PX 18 years old is a korenwijn from Zuidam Distillers from th..

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Zuidam Special No. 16 Quadruple Genever Oloroso Sherry 4yo
€ 49.95

Zuidam Special No. 16 Quadruple Genever Oloroso Sherry 4yo

The Zuidam Special No. 15 Quadruple Genever Oloroso Sherry 4 years old is an old genever that was..

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Zuidam Special No. 16 Quadruple Genever Oloroso Sherry 4yo
Zuidam Special No. 17 Oude Genever PX 11yo
€ 65.99

Zuidam Special No. 17 Oude Genever PX 11yo

The Zuidam Special No. 17 Oude Genever PX 11 years old is an old Dutch genever from Zuidam Distil..

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Zuidam Zeer Oude Genever (38%)
€ 17.95

Zuidam Zeer Oude Genever (38%)

Zuidam Zeer Oude Genever is a very old Dutch genever distilled by Dutch distiller Zuidam. ..

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Zuidam Zeer Oude Genever (38%)