Rutte Distillateurs Tasting Notes

Posted: January 4, 2017 in Dutch Gin/ Genever, Gin

Rutte Dry Gin 43%

Botanicals include: Juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, cassia, bitter orange peel and fennel.

Batch1 Btl: Oct 2015/ Tasted: March 2016

The nose is quite full and wheaty with hints of juniper and plenty of fennel. Lightly citric with a touch of coriander seed and cassia bark.

Like the nose the palate is full and wheaty with very subtle botanical notes, opening with juniper and fennel. Hints of cassia, coriander seed and angelica appear on the middle. Long, slightly vanilla’d and wheaty finish with the dry, woody spices lingering.

Rutte Celery Gin 43%

Batch1 Btl: Oct 2015/ Tasted: March 2016

Quite citric and fresh on the nose with a distinct, slightly watery celery note. Fresher and less wheaty than the dry gin with hints of sweet juniper and a little soapiness.

Soft and citric on the palate with subtle celery and juniper. Again fresh with some gentle spices. Dry, slightly woody finish. Pleasant, but not as interesting as their dry gin. 

Rutte Old Simon Genever 35%

Botanicals include: Juniper Berries, Roasted Walnuts and Hazelnuts, Angelica Root, Coriander, Oris Root, Angelica Seed, Mace, Celery, Carob, Liquorice and fresh fruit.

Batch1 Btl: Oct 2015/ Tasted: March 2016

A pungent nose of malt-wine, biscuits and nutty notes. Hints of sweet barley develop with a hint of dusty spice. A very distinct Genever nose!

The palate is again quite malty with sweet barley and a lightly oiled wheat character. Hints of mace, walnut and sweet hazelnut appear on the middle. Long and nutty with hints of juniper and angelica in the finish. Slightly dry, woody after-taste.


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