Van Wees Very Old Genever 15 years old can convince anyone that the tradition of aged oude genever is alive and well. Prepared from a selection of fine malt wines and aged 15 years to perfection, this tender spirit reveals a pronounced complexity of flavours with attractive herbal aromas
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.