Discover the Origin
ESTABLISHED IN 1888, Hooghoudt is renowned for its centuries-old tradition of capturing flavors from herbs, spices and fruit to create high-quality drinks that keep our typical Dutch flavors alive. Hooghoudt uses both traditional and innovative techniques to distill small batches of the finest spirits. With its in-depth knowledge of this professional craft, Hooghoudt is a 4th generation family distillery – making it the perfect fit for the production of De Borgen’s authentic spirit range. DE BORGEN’S ENTIRE RANGE is inspired by the rich history of Dutch distilled spirits. And that begins with three genevers that are being put back in the spotlight of the international spirits markets. Inspired by the stories of the past 400 years, our products are based on recipes from the 16th century, techniques from the 17th century, and botanicals and distillation methods from the 19th century. The history, secrets and flavors of bygone eras regain their place in De Borgen’s bottles. THE HISTORY OF DUTCH DISTILLED SPIRITS is full of drinks that defined the future development of flavors. There’s so much to tell even just about the richness of genever. Within this range, genever is the best-known drink in the Netherlands – and it’s played a huge role globally since the outset. Not surprising, then, that the foundation of many international spirits lies in genever. Nowadays, bartenders across the world are rediscovering an interest in genever and are renewing their education in Holland Gin – genever.