This is no ordinary jenever, but a glimpse into the soul of our brand. It is an ode to the second generation Hooghoudtpioneers Syne Barend and Ludolf Wietse who gave an adventurous kick to our distillery from 1926 onwards. They explored the world to discover exceptional new botanicals and unleashed a century of radical innovation in the far north of the Netherlands.
This Aged 24 Single Cask is inspired by their personal achievements. To make it, our master distiller unsealed the 24 year old ex-Oloroso cask #574. He then enriched the full flavors of the Oloroso aged malt wine with a wonderfully rich infusion of distilled fig, black cherry, Ceylon tea and juniper. The unmistakable warmth and woody notes blend effortlessly with a botanical finish featuring lemongrass, orange peel and cranberry.
Our Aged 24 celebrates the second of only five very exceptional casks to close at the start of the 21st century. Like its 23-year-old predecessor, this Aged 24 spans 5 generations and 135 years Hooghoudtdistillation craftsmanship and unparalleled art in botanical blending together.