FREELAND SPIRITS GENEVA GIN
45% ABV, 750 ml
Inspired by genever, the historical Dutch grandmother of gin, Freeland’s Geneva showcases Oregon grown rye with an array of sultry and savory botanicals. A rich malty backbone heightened by peaks of alluring spice enchants the senses with hints of Willamette Valley hazelnuts.
Founder, CEO Jill Kuehler and Master Distiller Molly Troupe decided early on to create the historically inspired spirit as a window to their future whiskey program. The rye whiskey base is distilled with 7 botanicals to arrive at the nuanced Geneva. “Organic Oregon grown rye sourced from Camas Country Mill is the backbone. Locally sourced Willamette Valley hazelnuts and 6 other botanicals led us to the perfect balance with a clear, 90 proof spirit that is layered and unique.” said Kuehler.
To understand historical genever production and it’s place in the world today, Kuehler and Troupe, along with Sales Director, Jesse Brantley traveled to the Netherlands to get feedback on their experimental batches and to taste different styles of authentic genever. “It was great to see how the locals enjoy this fun spirit” said Troupe, “We can’t wait to show the locals here how it’s done in Amsterdam”