As a youthful ode to craft and tradition, Jonge Dubbel Graanjenever dances on your tongue with lively grain aromas and a sparkling freshness.
In the 60s, Hero Jan worked in the deepest secrecy on a jenever that combined the best of the past with the good of today. Hooghoudt Jonge Dubbel Graanjenever comes onto the market in 1968 and causes a landslide. The base is pure grain instead of molasses. A unique move. The Jonge Dubbel Graanjenever is renowned for its distinctive softness and taste due to herbs including wormwood, fruit peel and orange peel.
The young grain jenever has taste notes of juniper, star anise and citrus. This jenever is the tastiest pure.
The juniper berry provides the characteristic taste of jenever: fresh bitter, slightly spicy. In collaboration with the Drentse Jeneverbesgilde, we pick these ourselves every year on the Drentse heath.
Star anise is a spice with a sweet and spicy taste, similar to anise. It is used in Asian and Middle Eastern dishes for added flavor.
Orange peel refers to the outer layer of an orange's peel, also known as the orange skin. It has a strong, aromatic smell and an intense taste.
Jenever is a traditional Dutch spirit, distilled from grains and flavored with juniper berries and other herbs. It has a distinctive flavor that ranges from light and refreshing to full and spicy. Jenever is often drunk neat, but can also be used as a basis for cocktails. It is a drink with a rich history and plays an important role in Dutch drinking culture. Taste the authentic taste of jenever and discover a piece of Dutch tradition in every sip.
We let a mixture of alcohol, water (or extract) and herbs boil. The fine aroma substances evaporate from the herbs and we condense them. This is how we capture flavors, but mainly smells. The color of the mixture remains in the kettle. Bee Hooghoudt we use for this.
According to the 'older' recipes, jenever is made with a higher percentage of malt wine than the 'younger' recipe. It's all about the malt wine.