The Story of Zuidam Distillers
Zuidam Genever is hand crafted in the traditional distillery that is owned and operated by the Zuidam Family. More than 50 years of experience in distilling of exclusive spirits and a constant search for perfection has led to this exquisite line of genevers.
The malted barley, rye and corn used for the Zuidam Genevers are milled by traditional windmills. Using windmills for milling their malted barley the distillery helps preserve the important Dutch heritage of the world famous windmills. Even more importantly the traditional millstones of the windmills slowly grind the malted barley into flour. This traditional way of milling causes almost no increase in the temperature of the grain and thus helps preserve the wonderful aroma’s.
After the careful distillation the Genever is aged in small barrels. We use new barrels of American White Oak as well as barrels that have previously held Bourbon or Olorosso Sherry. The reason why our Genever ages rather quickly is that we use new barrels or young barrels and we store the barrels in a warm and dry warehouse. The downside is that the evaporation losses are rather high. Typically the “Angels Share” is between 4% and 5% per year.
After all the time and care it takes to make their products Zuidam hope you can enjoy them in the same way. Relax when you try them and take your time so you can fully enjoy their unique character.