FP80: The Joy of Genever

27 Oct 2008, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in beverages, podcast

Before there was gin, there was genever, and it was a foundational element of the earliest cocktails. Thanks to Bols, genever is now back on the American market, and bartenders everywhere are offering a toast to this fine distilled beverage. Master Distiller Piet van Leijenhorst joins me to talk about the complexities of genever — and the joy of alchemy. And of course, I wouldn’t think of leaving you without some recipes.

I’ll also share some tidbits on where we’ve been lately, so sit yourself down and have a cocktail.

Music: Beau Hall ( and George Fletcher’s Bourbon Renewal (

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