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Jenever

Genever
Genever
Genever
Genever
Genever

Challenge Your Palate

Genever is a malt whiskey enhanced with botanicals. Instead of starting with a neutral spirit like vodka and infusing it with botanicals to make gin, we make a flavor-rich whiskey and add herbs, roots, and other botanicals. Unlike gin, which is predominantly spiced with juniper berries, genever is more balanced, using many ingredients to make a complex spirit.

Popular in the pre-Prohibition United States, genever was imported from western Europe 4:1 over its younger cousin, gin, and was the spirit used to develop most cocktails that we now make with that relative, like the Tom Collins or even the Martini.

Extremely flexible,  it can stand as a replacement for both gin and whiskey in many cocktails. Echo Spirits Genever is very approachable and will appeal to drinkers of both of its cousin spirits.

Information

37.5% Alc/Vol
75 Proof
750 ml

Tasting Notes

Cereal Grains
Dill
Caraway

Flavor Pairings

Citrus
Chocolate
Honey

Melon
With a Beer
Dill
Sesame

AWARDS

Barleycorn Silver Winner

December 2020 — Batch 001

Silver in the John Barleycorn Awards. Judges noted "Big bold nose of botanical energy, with flavors of earthy clay and ripe stone fruits and an underlying hint of tang that make this fun to roll around in the mouth."

December 2020 — Batch 001

Silver in the John Barleycorn Awards. Judges noted "Big bold nose of botanical energy, with flavors of earthy clay and ripe stone fruits and an underlying hint of tang that make this fun to roll around in the mouth."

 December 2020 — Batch 001

Silver in the John Barleycorn Awards. Judges noted "Big bold nose of botanical energy, with flavors of earthy clay and ripe stone fruits and an underlying hint of tang that make this fun to roll around in the mouth."

THE GENEVER CONVENTION

THE GENEVER CONVENTION

When we started working on our genever, we quickly realized we could use some help. While our distillers are adept at creating rich and interesting spirits, botanical notes and infusions are best left to a trained palate. Enter the bartenders of Columbus.

Echo Spirits Distilling Co. has been fortunate enough to get to know some of the most talented bartenders in the city, so we decided to lean on these friendships. We reached out, explained genever-making, and waited. One by one, each of these individuals trickled into our distillery to show off what they had made. Each person came in with a unique and exciting infusion, and we were absolutely blown away, once again, by the quality of what we received.

Taking each of these infusions, we set to work like mad scientists, blending and tasting until our palates were raw. We tore apart what we received and brought together all of the best elements to create the Echo Spirits Genever. 

The names of everyone who helped us figure out how to make our genever are listed on the inside of every bottle of Echo Spirits Genever and always will be.

This product, much like Echo Spirits itself, would be nothing if not for the community surrounding it. We proudly present to you the creators of our genever, The Genever Convention. 

 

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DRINKING ECHO

Drinking Echo

A great cocktail is only as good the spirits you use and recipe you mix. Here are a few ways to bring out the best in Echo Spirits Genever.

A great cocktail is only as good the spirits you use and recipe you mix. Here are a few ways to bring out the best in Echo Spirits Genever.

A great cocktail is only as good the spirits you use and recipe you mix. Here are a few ways to bring out the best in Echo Spirits Genever.

THE KOPSTOOT

1 oz         Echo Spirits Genever
10 oz        Pale Beer (Pilsner, Lager, Pale Ale)

1 oz         Echo Spirits Genever
10 oz        Pale Beer
1 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
10 oz      Pale Beer (Pilsner, Lager, Pale Ale)
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The original boilermaker, kopstoot translates to "little headbutt" and is one of the simplest ways to drink genever. A shot of genever is sipped alongside a small beer (or large beer, no judgement), normally a lighter style like a pilsner or lager.

The original boilermaker, kopstoot translates to "little headbutt" and is one of the simplest ways to drink genever. A shot of genever is sipped alongside a small beer (or large beer, no judgement), normally a lighter style like a pilsner or lager.

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Flemish Martinez cocktail recipe from the bar at Echo Spirits

FLEMISH MARTINEZ

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1.5 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
1.5 oz       Maple Syrup
1 spoonful   Maraschino Liqueur

2 dashes     Angostura Bitters
1.5 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
1.5 oz       Maple Syrup
1 spoonful   Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes     Angostura Bitters
1.5 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
1.5 oz       Maple Syrup
1 spoonful   Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes     Angostura Bitters
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Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

WONDERLUST

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1 oz                  Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz    Crème de Violette
0.75 oz    Pineapple Gum Syrup
0.75 oz    Lemon Juice
0.25 oz    Absinthe

1 oz                  Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz    Crème de Violette
0.75 oz    Pineapple Gum Syrup
0.75 oz    Lemon Juice

0.25 oz    Absinthe
1 oz                  Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz    Crème de Violette
0.75 oz    Pineapple Gum Syrup
0.75 oz    Lemon Juice

0.25 oz    Absinthe
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Rinse a coupe glass with absinthe and knock it back (don't be wasteful). Mix remaining ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

Rinse a coupe glass with absinthe and knock it back (don't be wasteful). Mix remaining ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

Rinse a coupe glass with absinthe and knock it back (don't be wasteful). Mix remaining ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

Wonderlust cocktail recipe from the bar at Echo Spirits
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DUTCH APPLE

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2 oz        Echo Spirits Genever
2 oz        Apple Cider
0.5 oz      Honey Syrup

1 dash      Angostura Bitters
2 oz        Echo Spirits Genever
2 oz        Apple Cider
0.5 oz      Honey Syrup
1 dash      Angostura Bitters
2 oz        Echo Spirits Genever
2 oz        Apple Cider
0.5 oz      Honey Syrup
1 dash      Angostura Bitters
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Prepare the honey syrup with equal parts honey and water, heated to blend.

Combine ingredients in a pot. Heat over the stove until mixture is warm (don't boil). Pour into a heat-safe glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Prepare the honey syrup with equal parts honey and water, heated to blend.

Combine ingredients in a pot. Heat over the stove until mixture is warm (don't boil). Pour into a heat-safe glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Prepare the honey syrup with equal parts honey and water, heated to blend.

Combine ingredients in a pot. Heat over the stove until mixture is warm (don't boil). Pour into a heat-safe glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

COURAGE & TONIC

Flavor Profile: Grainy but Refreshing
Complexity: Simple

     Flavor Profile: Grainy but Refreshing
     Complexity: Simple

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2 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
4 oz       Tonic Water
0.5 oz     Lime Juice 
0.25 oz    Simple Syrup (optional)
2 oz         Echo Spirits Genever
4 oz         Tonic Water
0.5 oz       lime juice
0.25 oz      simple syrup (optional)
2 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
4 oz       Tonic Water
0.5 oz     Lime Juice 
0.25 oz    Simple Syrup (optional)
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Combine genever, lime juice, and simple syrup in a highball or wine glass. Stir to incorporate. Fill glass with ice and add tonic water. Give a quick stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge and your favorite botanicals like juniper, star anise, or cardamom seeds.

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SHE TALKS IN HER SLEEP

Flavor Profile: Vegetal & Botanical
Complexity: Intermediate

     Flavor Profile: Vegetal & Botanical
     Complexity: Intermediate

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2 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz    Green Chartreuse
0.5 oz     Salers Apertif
2-3 dashes celery bitters 
2 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz    Green Chartreuse
0.5 oz     Salers Apertif
0.25 oz    celery bitters 
2 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz    Green Chartreuse
0.5 oz     Salers Apertif
2-3 dashes celery bitters 
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Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass and express a lemon peel. Served up.

GENEVER GONNA BELIEVE THIS

Flavor Profile: Malt in the Tropics
Complexity: Advanced

     Flavor Profile: Malt in the Tropics
     Complexity: Advanced

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1.5 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz      pineapple juice
0.25 oz      lime juice
0.5 oz       sage-honey syrup
2 drops      caraway tincture
1.5 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz      pineapple juice
0.25 oz      lime juice
0.5 oz       sage-honey syrup
2 drops      caraway tincture
1.5 oz       Echo Spirits Genever
0.75 oz      pineapple juice
0.25 oz      lime juice
0.5 oz       sage-honey syrup
2 drops      caraway tincture
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Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Double strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Garnish with Caraway flower/seeds.

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