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Dutch courage and Indonesian spirit
The story goes that Jacobus “Bobby” Alfons migrated from Indonesia to the Netherlands in 1950 and began infusing his own Jenever - Gin hybrid with Indonesian spices. Then, in 2012, his grandson Sebastian van Bokkel finds an old bottle in his grandmother’s house, asks questions, and sets out to reproduce the recipe. Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin is a product of Herman Janson of Schiedam who have been making liquors in the Netherlands since 1777.
They go to a bit of trouble to make Bobby’s Dry. There are a total of eight botanicals, but each one is infused and distilled separately. That adds quite a bit of control over the process, but takes longer. And In case you were wondering, those botanicals include lemongrass, clove, coriander, cubeb pepper, cinnamon, rose hips, fennel, and it just would not be Gin without a helping of juniper.
They say that Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin is a recipe for “Dutch courage and Indonesian spirit” and we’ll buy that.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral with a hint of lemon zest
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Bold and unique, with all flavors present and accounted for… spices and citrus and more light floral notes abound
Very long and smooth with the spice taking center stage
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.