Founded in 1872
The Rutte Distillery has been passed down through seven generations of the Rutte family. All products – Gins and Genevers – are still hand-made, in the same room the first products were made in 1872. With a big focus on craft distilling, the Rutte Distillery is the smallest in Holland, and that’s the way they want to keep it.

Back in 1872, Simon Rutte turned his house and café out front into a Liquor store. With access to exotic spices from the Dutch East Indies, he began distilling and the family’s never looked back. Today, their former living room plays host to the distillery’s tasting room, welcoming guests to come and sample the Rutte wares.

In 2011, De Kuyper Royal Distilleries, another family-run company, acquired the Rutte company in order to combine expertise in producing Liqueurs and Gins. Today, the company still uses traditional methods and makes traditional recipes, staying true to the Rutte family’s roots.

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Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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What does Rutte taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Rutte 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.