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  • n. Alternative spelling of jenever.


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  • The "funkiness and earthiness from the flask," Mr. Wilson writes, brought back memories of a travel assignment in Amsterdam that turned into a seedy night — an uncomfortable visit to a sex show followed by shot-after-shot of genever chased with beer (what the Dutch call kopstoot or "head butt").

    On a Spirited Journey

  • Suddenly face-to-face with a Dutch spirits promoter whom he had been trying to bump into for days in New Orleans, Jason Wilson is handed a hip flask of genever, or Holland gin.

    On a Spirited Journey

  • Bols Genever isn't generally considered the best by people who know their genever.

    Tony Sachs: Drinking The Past: New Spirits Recreate Vintage Tastes

  • The genever is aged in American oak barrels for about 18 months, transforming it into something resembling a young bourbon more than a gin, both in appearance and flavor.

    Tony Sachs: Drinking The Past: New Spirits Recreate Vintage Tastes

  • If you're a genever novice, this is a great place to start even though the wood aging places it apart from other brands.

    Tony Sachs: Drinking The Past: New Spirits Recreate Vintage Tastes

  • It's true: There's a distinctive farm-like pureness to these whiskies that puts them closer to an earthy genever (traditional Dutch gin) or cachaça (a rum-like spirit from Brazil) than a bourbon.

    White Is the New Brown

  • With its stroopwafels, genever and smørrebrød, Vandaag brings a taste of Northern Europe to the East Village.

    Modern European Cuisine

  • Each holds about a shot's worth of genever, a Dutch style of gin distilled by Lucas Bols BV since 1575.

    The Ultimate Dutch Status Symbol:

  • Nina Almayer came through the curtained doorway followed by an old Malay woman, who busied herself in setting upon the table a plateful of rice and fish, a jar of water, and a bottle half full of genever.

    Almayer's Folly

  • In fact, the origin of the name gin is genever from Middle Dutch and literally means juniper.

    Juniper Berries


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  • Usage/historical note on gin.

    January 18, 2017

  • Variant spelling of jenever.

    September 21, 2010