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An exceedingly smooth gin with an alluring herbal aroma and soft finish, ultrapremium Van Gogh Gin is handcrafted in small batches with a triple distillation process. Grain alcohol is distilled twice at 196 proof in modern column stills to remove the congeners (by-products), creating a perfect alcohol base for this delicate gin. Ten herbs and botanicals are individually distilled in earthenware vats to create essential oils-almonds from Java, angelica from Eastern Europe and Asia, cassia bark from tropical Africa, coriander from Africa, cubeb berries from Sri Lanka, grains of paradise from South Africa, juniper berries from Italy, lemon from Spain, licorice from the Mediterranean and orris from Southern Europe. The essential oils are assimilated into the grain spirits in a centuries-old copper potstill over a coal fire. Finally, the heart of the distillate, reduced to 80 proof with purified water, then rests for six weeks in underground tanks.
Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast
Received a 5 Star (highest rating) and
"Spirit of the Year" by Spirits Journal
The Van Gogh Gin bottle shows a panoramic view of one of Amsterdam's many canals. The image is magnified by the premium gin inside the bottle.
It takes 5 countries to produce a bottle of Van Gogh Gin. The bottle is made in Germany, etched in France and silk screened in Belguim. The cork is from Portugal. The distilling and bottling is done is Holland.
The bands are made of 18 karat gold.
Van Gogh Gin is distilled in Schiedam, Holland, the same city in which other fine spirits are produced. The distillery has been handed down from father to son for generations since 1891. It has been rebuilt under the supervision of the Holland Monument Society, including the windmill in front along the canal and cobblestone streets.
Grain alcohol is distilled twice in a column still at 194 proof to remove the congeners (bad by-products). Additional distillation is done in a potstill at 176 degrees Fahrenheit to create a 120 proof gin, which is reduced to 94 proof. The coal-burning copper potstill holds 900 gallons, the first and last 100 gallons of the distillate are discarded, leaving only the heart of the distillate (ethanol) to be used for the gin.
Herbs & Botanicals:
Each herb and botanical is distilled individually in a small potstill with a high proof alcohol which creates a combination called "oil". Each "oil" is stored in separate earthenware pots. Before the third distillation, the Master Distiller measures each "oil" to be added to the alcohol in the potstill. The "oils" and the alcohol are redistilled together to create Van Gogh Gin.