Gin is perhaps one of the most popular spirits in the world but Hoatling & Co is hoping to bring Genevieve into the public eye with its two generver-style gins. Genevieve, or generver gins, are considered to the be a precursor to modern gins and utilize the same botanicals but are distilled in a much more crude fashion, as they are made of a grain mash and are pot-distilled. This process leads to a stronger flavor profile that blurs the line between gin and white whiskey.
The two expressions offered by Hoatling & Co play off traditional genever-style gins but infuse a bit more of a modern technique to make the drinks more palatable. The two expressions offered are the Genevieve Original Genever-Style Gin and the Genevieve Barrel Finished Genever-Style Gin. The first is fairly simple in flavor and features herbaceous juniper notes but also finds a uniquely pungent whiskey flavor. The second of the spirits is much more complex and features notes of pepper, clove, char, smoke and sugar.