Lucas Bols announced that for the first time its original-recipe, Bols 100% Malt Spirit, will be available in select U.S. markets beginning Feb. 1st.
Only 200 cases of Bols 100% Malt Spirit will ship to New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas.
Bols 100% Malt Spirit is made using the recipe that the brand bottled more than 350 years ago as a medicinal product rather than a recreational one.
Bols 100% Malt Spirit is distilled from long fermented corn, rye, and wheat with juniper berries. This combination has a balance of malty smoothness and complexity on the palate, the company says, with grainy, grassy notes and sweet honey as well as undertones of green apple and fresh citrus. The product is bottled at 47% ABV.
“For collectors and purists like me who like to taste real genever the way the first distillers of the spirit intended, this special edition tells the story of genever from the very beginning,” says Lucas Bols Master Distiller, Piet van Leijenhorst. “After trying it straight, we encourage people to experiment with Bols 100% Malt Spirit in cocktails.”
Bols 100% Malt Spirit is bottled in gold-crested clay jugs at the Lucas Bols distillery in the heart of Amsterdam. The suggested retail price is $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Bols 100% Malt Spirit is the third Bols genever expression available in the U.S. Also available are:
- Bols Genever 1820: The classic cocktail spirit from the 19th century. Use in classic cocktails such as the Improved Holland Gin Cocktail, or modern inventions like the Red Light Negroni.
- Bols Genever Barrel Aged: Bols Genever aged in Limousin Oak casks for two years. Sip neat or use as the base for an Old Fashioned.