I always enjoy testing out a new weekend adult beverage. Perhaps something a little “different from everything else we see at every party. Maybe even something that can spoil me after a tough week at the office. By The Dutch spirit selections are making me feel like royalty and the quality is literally second to none! The hubby and I put the kids to bed and tried out two of their varieties. First we mixed a cocktail with their “Batavia Arrack”, which is aged up to 8 years on oak. “Arrack” was stored and shipped to Amsterdam and is fermented from molasses, water and red rice. You can tell this was made using an amazingly intricate process; I simply smelled it and the scent was so rich and amazing that I had to try it. Flavor is super rich and totally unlike any other I have tried in the past. Next up we sampled “Old Genever”. She has an amazing aroma (love me some anise; and the combo with cloves and other spices is just over the top amazingness for me). I recommend pairing this with maybe a cheese platter or even sushi! This one I made into a traditional “adult beverage and coke” and I was totally thrilled with the quality. This recipe is fascinating actually: rye/corn/barley distilled and then infused with botanical and spices. A completely appropriate Thanksgiving treat!
Fantastic company and fantastic quality; please check them out: http://www.bythedutch.com.