If they dont go for genever or poor Hansel, the citrus and spice Naked Belly Button or the fruity Dont Forget Me liqueur might be options. Theres also a wide selection of jenever flavoured with fruit and aged in oak vats. Her love of exploring the best food and drink a city has to offer led her to co-found Epic Brew Tours, which specializes in craft brewery tours in Michigan. Find more of Emilys recipes on her blog West of the Loop. Her work has been published in Zagat Stories, Times-Union, Inside Hook, Modern Farmer, Hudson Valley Magazine and Westchester Magazine, among others. This charming bar has wooden floorboards and a long row of stacked barrels embedded in one wall. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK". Guests are taken on a tour around the Bols collection of spirits and given free samples of jenever, and other delicious liqueurs. twitter.com/epicbrewtours The bar dates from 1650 and feels similar to Wynand Fockink but with more space, a slightly smaller drink selection, and food. Youll find it down a narrow covered alleyway east of Dam Square. Kristine Hansen is a Milwaukee food, drink, travel, and design writer and author of Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet, and Savory Recipes from the State's Best Creameries and Farmers Markets: Tours, Trails and Attractions, both from Globe Pequot Press. His motto is Cheers, Beers and New Frontiers! Were working to support our habit. Along the way, he became a certified BBQ judge and also authored the bestseller, Beer for Pete's Sake. Read more. Robert Haynes-Peterson is an editor and writer, recently transplanted from New York City to Seattle. He is an accredited WSET2, and has studied wine all over the world. He is the cocktail writer for DrinkUpNY, Foodista, The "Fabulous" Beekman Boys and has written over 300 articles on food, wine and spirits. Blending her passion for the finer things with a Midwestern upbringing, Tracy likes to pair fabulous wines with Dominos Pizza and crappy Chinese food. She has a masters degree in Arts and Humanities Education from New York University and over two decades of experience in her field. Her goal is to help people to gain a deeper understanding of wine by exploring its many facets through accessible, entertaining, and inspiring content. Texas Theres also a working genever distillery on site to see distilling in action. Follow him on Twitter @_thinkertinker. Schiedam, a town just west of Rotterdam that served as the genever production capital, had 250 distilleries alone. Her work has appeared in Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Elemental, The New York Times, and Christian Science Monitor. Hi! In 2016, Bobbys Schiedam Jenevera new style genever with 4 percent maltwas born. Details such as prices and hours are subject to change. In addition to writing, he happily hosts wine themed events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, industry and private tasting events, wine dinners and corporate team building sessions. He won The annual "Bring Your Bartender to the Opera Contest and was a U.S. Finalist in the 17th Annual Calvados Nouvelle Vogue International Competiton. The bartender fills the glass all the way to the brim. When the doors open, visitors flood into the small space, thoroughly examining the multi-colored wall of options. Selecting will reload the Holiday Inn Express Hotels Website in this browser window. You can also order a beer on the side - a combination known as a kopstootje, meaning head butt. There are also a few places to sit both inside and outside, but dont expect luxury herethe floor is covered with sawdust, just as it has been for centuries. She is also the cheese and spirits contributor to Milwaukee Public Radio. He is currently working on a book about his experiences in the wine business. Youll find an impressive array of jenevers to sample straight-up from the back bar, or mixed into creative cocktails. Detailing the experience that goes into each libation and telling the stories that go into every glass, fuels a passion quenched only by words. Wynand Fockink has been serving traditional fruit brandies and liqueurs since 1679, specialising in three and five-year-old malt jenevers aged in oak barrels. There is also a seemingly endless array of liqueurs that ranges from straightforward flavors like apricot and blackberry to those that are a little harder to explain with names like Hansel in the Cellar and My Aunts Perfume. AdChoices, Dream Destination Wedding Locations in the Southeast, Six of the Hottest Miami Happy Hours Under the Sun. He loves the Green Bay Packers, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono (pissed her off a little, too). Pamela Vachon is a freelance food and travel writer based in Astoria, New York whose favorite intersection between food and travel is cheese. Twitter @cognac-expert https://twitter.com/cognac_expert. Follow her on Twitter @cnewvine. At her alma mater Michigan State University, Tracy took advantage of half-off bottles on Wine Wednesdays. That means on the four days a week that Rutte runs the still, the entire building is filled with the smell of the herbs or fruit currently being distilled down. Born in New York with a lust for travel and to visit breweries, wineries and distilleries around the world. Korenwijn is cask-aged and contains the most malt wine, at least 51%.). With a degree in creative writing, a course at The London School of Journalism, and a desire to lose herself in words and dare one say it- alcohol, Danielle is one happy, creative and beverage passionate woman. You never know where shell turn up next. Aside from Alcohol Professor, he currently writes for Liquor.com, Saveur Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Distiller.com, and acts as head of content for Dekanta. She is fond of saying, wine, beer, and spirit is more than just whats in the glass it can be the stuff of legend and folklore, its language and geography, history, and science and, it is with great pleasure that she has made telling these stories of provenance and production the focus of her career. Ashlie is interested in music, lifestyle, fashion, and travel. Shes an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Society of American Travel Writers. To connect these two towns the Dutch government drained the waterlogged soil with powerful pumping stations. Especially cheese. Let's disambiguate the industry of alcohol and share the research. Tony Sachs has been writing about spirits and cocktails since 2007. Rinku Bhattacharya loves all things spice and writes the blog Spice Chronicles. Finnish citizen, born in Stockholm, Elsa worked as a cocktail bartender in Nottingham while studying for her Masters thesis on temperance in 19th Century America. Allan lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a small piece of the internet at allanrothwhiskey.com. Anna Mindess is a writer living in Berkeley, California, who focuses on food, culture, and travel. I have worked in Bordeaux for Vignobles Clment Fayat as seller and in charge of the communication, promotion and PR. 2012 in Burgundy. James Reddicliffe is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of BK Beer Review, a blog that covers all things beer in the five boroughs. John Pomeroy is the epitome of balance in life and in his cocktails. Home Europe Netherlands Drinking Genever in Amsterdam. Kim Westerman is a certified sommelier and licensed Q-grader, and has been writing about beverages and their various intersections with culture for more than 20 years. Madeline Blasberg is a Certified Wine Consultant currently working for Etching Expressions (http://www.etchingexpressions.com/) as Official Wine Commentator & Reviewer. Selecting will reload the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Website in this browser window. Since 2012 Allan has worked at Char No. Rotterdam used to be one of the major distilling cities in the Netherlands. But if its nice out, do like the locals do and mill around outside. It didnt take long for the drinks non-medicinal use to gain popularity, though, and it spread all over U.S. and Europe before being overtaken by English-style gin. Located in a former distillery on the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam, Proeflokaal A van Wees serves up 17 different varieties of jenenver as well as selection of beers making it the perfect spot to try a kopstoot (head butt) a jenever served neat alongside a glass of beer. She studied a lot and got her Level III Certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She is the author of four cookbooks, including the best-sellingEpic Air Fryer Cookbook. Ashtin Berry is what you would call a Champagne fiend with a scotch habit and a knack for ridiculous, but tasty pairings. All rights reserved. That history is displayed on the walls and in a room full of old books. Oude genever has a greater percentage of malt beverage, so it has an earthier flavor, while jonge is based on a 20th century recipe that has less malt and more spices. For 15 years Eric Zillier has worked as a sommelier or wine director at some of New York's finest restaurants including Veritas, Alto and Gotham Bar and Grill. Living in Oregon provides a rich canvas filled with vibrant flavor profiles and vivid fermented nuances that, with his family by his side, Ryan paints a picture of the delicious possibilities. He has two cats, which he loves too much and talks to far too often. Regulations forced the distilleries out, and much of the industry moved to nearby Schiedam, which became known as the home of genever. If you visit Amsterdam and surrounding towns for yourself, you can get a taste of the history and the modern movement. As a journalist, she covers topics that deal with food, art, and culture. Inside, the cavern-like building oozes authentic charm, from the original pump displayed behind the bar to the stone floors. Jim Gladstone has written extensively about the arts, cuisine and travel. Follow him @supercasz. Follow her on Twitter@gabbynikki. Follow him on Instagram @andrewmcf. After becoming the 2nd largest Craft Brewery, Pete's was acquired. Find her on instagram at @pamelavachon_words or visitpamelavachon.com. Her work has been included on ShakeStir.com, Examiner.com, BarNoneDrinks and other hospitality-related outlets. Dordrecht is a quick hour-long train ride from Amsterdams central train station. The majority of production is done outside of the city, but there are a couple ways to see the distilling process without wandering too far. She doesn't love bell peppers, or red onions. It's a simple and friendly set-up; simply head over to the hatch in the wall to place your order, choosing from a selection of homemade jenevers, French apple ciders, German beers, tea, and coffee along with artisanal cheeses and meats supplied from local producers.
Kathleen also co-authored a book called Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir, which was published in 2017. Follow her on Twitter @KendrickWorks. There are regular tours that take guests to the back of the distillery to explore the many distilled botanicals. She has written for Gothamist, Serious Eats, Time Out New York and Tasting Table. Jens is a freelance bartender in Dresden, Germany who decided he'd rather be a good host, than a mechanical engineer. The latter uses 57 percent malt thats aged in Oloroso Sherry casks, and is sure to win over any whisky drinker. It is said that the phrase Dutch courage originated when soldiers drank jenever to boost their courage before heading into battle. Dont miss their special fruit flavoured options, and if you feel like a break from jenenver their liqueurs make a great alternative. Danielle loves sipping on the perfect beverage whilst exploring and reviewing both its characteristics as well as its image. 2020 IHG. Allan Roth is an academic by training but a whiskey lover by the grace of God. Previously she had a lengthy career in museum exhibition development that culminated as exhibitions director of a (now sadly defunct) food and wine museum. The pubs walls are lined with barrels of jenever and other spirits, many of which can be purchased by the bottle. She has written for publications including The New York Times, Saveur, Eater, October, Robert Parker Wine Journal, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Zagat, USA Today, Thrillist, and more. They are two of Europe's greatest galleries, but should you visit Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum when in Amsterdam? Jeanette Hurt is the author of 15 books on food and drink, including Wisconsin Cocktails, Drink Like a Woman, The Joy of Cider, The Cheeses of Wisconsin and more.