Rutte has been distilling jenevers, gins and liqueurs since 1872 and today the firm’s motto still remains the same: ”distilled with passion”. We use no artificial flavorings or colorings; all of the flavor and color comes from fresh fruit, herbs and nuts, which is obvious from our products’ sublime flavors and aromas! The historical building in the center of Dordrecht has been preserved in its original state. The distillation process is still carried out here and smaller, more specialized orders are still bottled by hand. The family’s former living room on the first floor has been converted into a gorgeous tasting room.
The founder of our distillery, Simon Rutte, made genevers and liqueurs from the beginning. Truly a recipe from his hand, Rutte Old Simon Genever preserves his legacy and distilling traditions. Old Simon Genever contains some traditional Dutch ingredients, such as juniper berries, but also includes 11 other botanicals unique to Simon’s creativity: Juniper Berries, Roasted Walnuts and Hazelnuts, Angelica Root, Coriander, Oris Root, Angelica Seed, Mace, Celery, Carob, Liquorice and fresh fruit.
NOSE: Subtle grain and herbs, hints of hazelnut.
PALATE: Light, nutty, pleasant.
FINISH: Velvety aftertaste.