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  • n. A Dutch alcoholic spirit, flavoured with juniper, rather like gin.


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  • Yet gin has been produced since the 1600's, when the Dutch began distilling a juniper-derived medicinal spirit known as jenever (or genever).


  • These drinks were alternately known as jenever (juniper in Dutch) or genivre (in French), and these names were eventually anglicized and abbreviated to gin.

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  • In the Netherlands gin is known as jenever with two distinct varieters, jonge and oude

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  • I finally picked up my Fryslân stamp by visiting Leeuwarden (known as birthplace of Mata Hari, and as the starting point of the skating tour Elfstedentocht) and Sneek (known for watersports and the Weduwe Joustra brewery, responsible for the local liquor Beerenburg (jenever with herbs) — and stop two on the Elfstedentocht).

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  • Like Champagne, authentic jenever is the provenance of the Netherlands and Belgium.

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  • Down a small back alley behind Dam Square is an antiquated jenever bar known as Wynand Fockink, an original 17th-century distillery and tasting room.

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  • The professor asked her what she would like to drink, ordered the sherry she asked for and a jenever for himself, and watched her while she studied the menu.

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  • “A jenever, please, nice and cold, and a vodka and tonic with ice for me.”

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  • Bert had poured the jenever but seemed now lost in thought.

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  • The room was as full of furniture as it was of people and it was only after his third glass of jenever that Grijpstra could accept its wallpaper, gold foil printed with roses the size of cauliflowers.

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