The Stillery's Ouwe

Hoppy & Poppy 38% Vol | 500ml

The Stillery’s Ouwe, is our organic and remarkably friendly old style genever. It contains 27% malt wine and is distilled with some quite common botanicals like juniper and aniseed, and some rather unusual botanicals like hops and poppy seeds. Ouwe is best paired with your favorite craft beers.

description

An Organic old genever like no other. Crafted from real grain. Made in Amsterdam from grain to glass.

when

July 2017 - present

organic

Yes

tasting notes

Anice seed and hop make this a suprisingly fresh old genever best paired with white ales.

awards

2020 IWSC Jenever Silver || 2019 Diamond awards Silver

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The Stillery's Ouwe

The Stillery’s Ouwe, is our organic and remarkably friendly old style genever. It contains 27% malt wine and is distilled with some quite common botanicals like juniper and aniseed, and some rather unusual botanicals like hops and poppy seeds. Ouwe is best paired with your favorite craft beers.

Hoppy and poppy

The Stillery’s Ouwe is our spirit of choice to pair with a range of hoppy craft beers. In the Netherlands we like to drink our beer with a “kopstootje”. This typically is a tulip glass or elegant shot glass filled to the brim with Genever. We don’t shoot, we nip and enjoy, it’s a tradition. The Stillery’s Ouwe is distilled with citra & Amarillo hops. The hops pair really well with a the hoppy pale ales.

From grain to glass

Here at The Stillery we do everything from grain to glass. We start with the real stuff, the malted grain. This gives us a lot of control in the distillation process. To make a malt wine out of spelt grain, first we mash the grains. Secondly we feed it to the yeast beasts in our fermenters. Then, after two weeks, the yeast is done and the mash is ready to be distilled. Once distilled, we redistill the malt wine together with all the botanicals. But we’re not done yet…

The Stillery's Juniper Libre

The Stillery's Juniper Libre

  • 50ml The Stillery's Ouwe Genever
  • 150ml Cola
  • A sprig of mint for garnish
  • A lime wedge for garnish
  • ice cubes

Aged for 6 months

The Stillery’s Ouwe Genever is aged on a bourbon barrel for a period of six months. We always use bourbon barrels because this wood is full of great flavors. After six months you’ll find caramel, baking aromas and dusty grain, hot and "oaky", vanilla and nutty tones in our genever.

Awards

The Stillery’s Ouwe Genever has won a silver diamond award in 2019. It was one of two Dutch brands winning a silver quality award in the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). Ironically no gold medals were awarded that year. In 2021 our genever won a gold medal in the World Spirit Competition aswel as Best Dutch Jenever.

The ingredients we used

Citra Hops

Rye

Spelt

Juniper Berry

Seed of the poppy

Anice Seed

Amarillo hops