About Wenneker Elderflower Dry Gin
Wenneker Distilleries is a family owned business, and one of the oldest Dutch spirits companies. Its story goes back to 1693, when Hendrick Steeman was granted a license for installing two pot stills for distilling brandy. In 1812 the distillery was bought by Joannes Wenneker. His great-grandson Franciscus Wenneker sold the company to Johannes Cornelis van der Tuijn in 1903 due to a lack of successors, and today Wenneker Distilleries is run by the fourth generation of Van der Tuijns. The distillery has built up great local and international reputation for the high quality of its genever (Dutch gin), gin and liqueurs. In 1967, Wenneker moved from Schiedam to a former KvW tobacco factory in Roosendaal so it could expand its capacities to meet the growing demand for its spirits. Wenneker also grew through takeovers, and acquired a number of well-known distilleries and the wine merchant Dirk Struys & Zoon over the years. As the company’s portfolio grew, it became hard to manage all the different brands in a very competitive market, so Wenneker decided to sell most of the acquired brands and primarily focus on its own brand.
Sourcing best ingredients from all over the world, Wenneker makes genever, gin, bourbon, spiced whiskey, rum and spiced rum, and over 40 different liqueurs. Its products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. While building on the tradition and over three centuries of expertise, Wenneker has evolved with consumers and their palates. The company for example still uses a 17th century recipe as a basis for its liqueurs, but does not shy away from introducing modern, bold flavors, such as red beetroot or carrot.
Wenneker Elderflower dry gin is an award-winning classic gin with delicate taste of elderflower. This fresh gin is made with 6 distillates – juniper berries, lime-tree blossom, lemon, orange, coriander and elderflower. Wenneker Elderflower dry gin is handcrafted in small batches, and all bottles are individually numbered.
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According to Winston Churchill, "The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire," referring to the British officers using it to treat malaria in India.
Initially made for medicinal purposes, gin gets most of its flavor from the juniper berries added after the distillation process. It sure has come a long way from the Middle Ages, with the introduction of new botanicals, fruits, and spices, bringing it closer to people of all flavor varieties.
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