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Aged 23 Years gin

Aged 23 Years gin

Aged 23 Years gin

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A masterpiece of patience and craftsmanship, infused with the rich aromas of 23 years of carefully aged distillates. A true delight for the real connoisseur.
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Robin van der Bij

Distiller

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The circle is round

The series will ultimately consist of 23% malt wine Genevers aged 27 to 100 years from exceptional ex-Oloroso barrels that are bottled at cask strength. In 1998 by Hero Jan, third generation Hooghoudt, fired and put in barrel after which the then copper boiler was allowed to retire. Bottled now 23 years later by Bert, fourth generation, as he and his children put the finishing touches to a new distillery as part of the Graanrepubliek in Bad Nieuweschans. The circle is round.

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What am I tasting?

Ultimate lavish, soft and full. Fragrance notes of orange, currants, raisins and chestnut honey. Combined with a soft hint of toasted almonds.

Exceptionally rich liquid in which all taste notes seem to merge. Delicious sherry oloroso flavors such as currants and raisins and clear full-sweet notes of chestnut honey and vanilla. The flavors of the wood are fully absorbed in the liquid. Powerful, elegant with a clear role for spicy and savory taste notes. This is balanced by fresh notes and the taste of roasted almonds. A seductive long and full aftertaste.

  • Licorice root

    Licorice root

    The sweet and powerful seasoning extracted from the roots of the licorice plant gives an unmistakable rich, full flavor reminiscent of caramel, with a hint of spiciness and subtle notes of licorice.

  • orange peel

    orange peel

    Orange peel refers to the outer layer of an orange's peel, also known as the orange skin. It has a strong, aromatic smell and an intense taste.

  • vanilla

    vanilla

    Vanilla, the refined and sensual flavor obtained from the exotic vanilla orchid, adds an irresistible, luxurious taste.

  • juniper berries

    juniper berries

    The juniper berry provides the characteristic taste of jenever: fresh bitter, slightly spicy. In collaboration with the Drentse Jeneverbesgilde, we pick these ourselves every year on the Drentse heath.

  • Currants

    Currants

    Currants are small dried grapes known for their sweet and intense flavour. They are a good source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and several vitamins and minerals.

  • Gentian

    Gentian

    Gentian is a flowering plant known for its bright blue flowers. It can be used as an ingredient in alcoholic beverages, including aperitifs and digestifs, due to its bitter taste that can stimulate appetite.

  • iris root

    iris root

    Iris root is the rhizome of the iris plant. Iris root has a pleasant scent and is used as an ingredient in perfumes, potpourri and sachets.

  • Honey

    Honey

    Honey is a naturally sweet product produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. It has a delicious sweet taste and a viscous texture.

  • Roasted almonds

    Roasted almonds

    Toasted almonds are almonds that have been heated until they get a crunchy and brown texture. Roasting improves the flavor and imparts a nutty, savory flavor to the almonds.

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History

Each barrel symbolizes a generation Hooghoudt. Our range includes 23-27 years aged malt wine gins from ex-Oloroso casks.

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Unfortunately we do not currently provide tours of our distillery. You can now visit the 'Oude Remise' cooperative de Graanrepubliek in Bad Nieuweschans for a guided tour or cocktail workshop. Book your experience via www.graanrepubliek.nl/experience.

Sherry oloroso barrels are barrels originally used to age sherry wine. Oloroso is a type of sherry that is darker, richer and more intense in flavor. These casks are often used in the gin (and whiskey) industry to age gin, enriching the gin with the characteristic sherry notes, such as dried fruit, nuts and spices.

Each Hooghoudt spirit contains a unique selection of the finest regional herbs from the Hooghoudtherb garden on the Ewsum estate. Classic monastery herbs such as nettle leaf, blessed thistle herb and orange peel bitter give our gins a fine, soft taste. In addition, spice supplier Jacob Hooy supplies the best natural herbs to complement our regional herbs.

We allow malt wine, grain alcohol and even our classic JDG to mature in oak sherry casks or port casks. The tones of the barrel, and what was once in it, soak into the alcohol. This is how special flavors are created.