Family Distillery Hooghoudt

Family Distillery Hooghoudt

About us
The Hooghoudt family has been working its tail off to distill complex and progressive genevers for over 130 years. Using recipes passed down for five generations as well as experimenting with unorthodox new blends, we like to think we combine the audacity of a pioneer with the obsessiveness of a Dutch genever dynasty. 100% natural, 100% audacious.

Since 1888 we have been passionately distilling genever without a whole lot of shortcuts or compromises. Which isn’t surprising, as our hometown of Groningen is renowned in the Netherlands for its stubbornness and precision. Impervious to outside influences, we have a master distiller’s understanding of natural botanical, distill traditional style using copper kettles and continually experiment with geographically protected herbs and grains.

Few people know the story of genever, and even fewer know its place in history. As one of the world’s most devout genever distillers, we feel it’s our responsibility to tell it through our unique recipes, our bottles and our family of charismatic genevers. So without further ado, meet the family.

RAW Genever
This is not gin – it’s Holland gin. The Dutch call it genever. Less flowery, more robust. Rich in juniper, but also in malt. A smooth, unorthodox spirit that is geographically protected, master blended and distilled in the traditional style using copper kettles. Our Raw Genever is Holland gin as it was drunk before the industrialist zombies moved in.

Aged Genever 5 years
Our incredibly rich genever combines natural botanicals with a pure mix of grains, traditionally distilled using copper kettles and aged in 20-year old sherry Oloroso casks. A highly complex 5-year old spirit sipped neat or confidently mixed into pre-Prohibition-style cocktails.

Zero Zero 24
This all-natural, non-alcoholic herbal infusion celebrates the sophistication of a distilled spirit with the floral freshness of spring botanicals. Our 0.0 combines the outspoken flavors of elderflower, jasmine and juniper with the soft grainy undertones that make a great spirit, well, great.

Sweet Spiced Genever
Our Sweet Spiced Genever is outlandish galore. An exotic cocktail of vanilla and cinnamon, juniper and liquorice with a pinch of rock candy. Slightly sweet, seriously spiced – it’s genever with a disco kick. A gorgeous 100% natural spirit created by 5th generation Genever craftsman who, for one golden moment, let their hair down.