Not so much a genever, but more an Eau-de-vie made from the finest rye and cask matured. Roggenaer has a very gentle and yet very pronounced flavor, which for many is unknown. Quite unlike genever, certainly a taste of its own. Best drunk as an aperitif with spicy meats. Its an absolutely a try!
Established in 1782, A.van Wees distillery de Ooievaar claims to be the last authentic distillery left in Amsterdam, producing a range of Old Dutch genevers, bitters and liqueurs. Their products are creative compositions made from pure natural raw materials. The key to their recipes are the combinations of fruits, flowers, plants, roots and seeds, the use and knowledge of which has been passed down through the generations. The production techniques and ingredients are second to none.They buy in seven different types of malt-wine which are used in their genevers in differing proportions depending on the style to be achieved. Van Wees are probably the only company in the world to commercially distil rose petals, an incredibly time consuming process, but resulting in an exceptionally fine rose liqueur.
Today Fenny van Wees runs the business with a small loyal crew, preserving a once worldwide famous Dutch cultural inheritance for quality and authenticity in distillation. A distinguished heritage, close association with the production process and an intense passion for her profession ensure some very special products.