Filliers 28 Pine Blossom Gin is like sipping a fine cocktail in a forest meadow on an early Spring morning.
The story of Filliers begins around the turn of the century … no, not the last turn of the century, or the one before that. We are talking sometime around 1800 when a precocious young man—Karel Lodewijk Filliers—suggests that they start distilling Jenever to supplement the family farm business in Belgium. It was a wise father that listened to his son that day.
The Jenever—that Dutch, Gin-ish beverage—from their small operation was a huge success and they soon expanded to various bottlings and agings and flavorings until the spectrum of Jenever possibilities had seemingly been exhausted. So, they started distilling other things like classic Dutch Advocaat, Gin, Wortengemsen, Vodka, Whisky, and even coffee Liqueur. More than 200 years later and this family-owned business is still gett’in done Belgian style!
Filliers 28 Pine Blossom get’s its name from the core Filliers 28 Gin and its 28 infused botanicals. Listing them here would take up way too much space, but it has everything that a Gin lover loves and more. There are the florals and spices, the citrus and the barks … the actual recipe is a bit of a family secret, but it’s all there and then some.
The “Pine Blossom” goes a bit beyond with the addition of … you guessed it … Scots Pine blossoms, which enhance the freshness of the Gin. The net effect is like sipping a fine cocktail in the middle of the forest on an early Spring morning. And at more than 42% ABV, it will stand up to just about any cocktail recipe you can dream up.