Just 200 cases of 750ml bottles of Bols 100% Malt Spirit will ship to New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Texas. It’s the original recipe and will be available Feb. 1. Suggested retail price is $69.99. The product is bottled at 47% ABV.
Bols 100% Malt Spirit is made using the original recipe that the brand’s distillers bottled more than 350 years ago as a medicinal product rather than a recreational one. Bols 100% Malt Spirit is distilled from long fermented corn, rye, and wheat with juniper berries. This combination delivers a balance of malty smoothness and complexity on the palate with grainy, grassy notes and sweet honey as well as undertones of green apple and fresh citrus.
“As a Dutchman and master distiller for over 30 years, few would be surprised to learn that I’m a bit of a purist,” said Lucas Bols Master Distiller, Piet van Leijenhorst. “Bols 100% Malt Spirit is one of my favorite expressions. I love it for its remarkable complexity and richness. For collectors and purists like me who like to taste real genever the way the first distillers of the spirit intended, this special edition tells the story of genever from the very beginning. After trying it straight, we encourage people to experiment with Bols 100% Malt Spirit in cocktails.”
Bols 100% Malt Spirit is crafted and bottled in gold-crested clay jugs at the Lucas Bols distillery in the heart of Amsterdam.