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NOLET'S Silver Dry Gin

October 17, 2012

Tags: nolet's silver dry gin, nolet's reserve dry gin

Joannes Nolet founded his distillery in Schiedam, Holland, in 1691. He most likely made jenever, a distillation of malt wine that is widely regarded as the precursor to gin. Back then, the spirit was produced in a pot still, which was the only distillation vessel available; since the pot still yielded a range of impurities, herbs and spices were added to cover them up. One of the additions was the juniper berry, and gin as we know it now was launched on its evolutionary trajectory. (more…)