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Jenever en gin history

History

When Restaurant Vrijmoed opened on March 1 2013 under the leadership of Michaël Vrijmoed, it was written in the stars that the Vrijmoed jenever would revive.

What is Michaël Vrijmoed’s relationship to jenever?

In the year 1850 the Vrijmoed family started running the jenever distillery in Schiedam, created in 1776. Since then, the company guaranteed the distillation of a high quality jenever.

It goes without saying that Michaël grew up in a familial environment where jenever was highly appreciated.

Now, after almost 40 years, this special family tradition revives in all its glory, a tradition to be proud of.

Creation

For quite some time already, Michaël had been playing with the idea of creating a modern gin and a unique jenever in collaboration with his sommelier Benjamin De Buck. The idea was put forward to their good friends Hildegard and Bas Van Ostaden of The Bassets Craft Distillery in Ruiselede. The latter were extremely enthusiastic and after many discussions and tastings, they managed to translate the recipes of Michaël and Benjamin into artisanal distillations.

Both drinks were born out of respect for the centuries-old craft and tradition of distilling but with a modern and excentric twist. That was the goal of Michaël and Benjamin.

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Flemish

The Vrijmoed gin and jenever are both distilled on Flemish territory with as much as possible locally cultivated organic raw materials.

Since 2014 restaurant Vrijmoed is the ambassador of the geographically protected (by the European Union) O’de Flander.

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Taste

The gin, distilled three times with care, has a round taste with a soft aftertaste. It gives the gin what it deserves. Respect, and you will taste it.

The Vrijmoed jenever has become something very special. Distilled four times in an artisanal way in a still pot, it guarantees an ultimate softness and a wide array of tastes and flavours. For an instant, Vrijmoed jenever takes you back to times gone by. To the docks of the old jenever town by excellence. Shiedam, where ships moored to deliver with the greatest care the raw materials for Vrijmoeds ‘best shot’. The delicious smell of herbs and spices, the sensual and soft aroma of the juniper and the pleasant warm touch of malt wine enriched the air around the distillery of the Vrijmoed family.

This and much more is now locked up in a distinguished bottle of Vrijmoed jenever, ready to take you to different times.

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Guide Michelin - Gault Millau: 16/20 - Award Gault&Millau: Dessert of the year 2017 - Award Gault Millau: Best Veggie Menu Benelux 2016/2017 - Award young topchef of Flanders 2015 - Ambassador O’de Flander - Winner "de gouden goesting" East-Flanders 2015


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Guide Michelin - Gault Millau: 16/20 - Award Gault&Millau: Dessert of the year 2017 - Award Gault Millau: Best Veggie Menu Benelux 2016/2017 - Award young topchef of Flanders 2015 - Ambassador O’de Flander - Winner "de gouden goesting" East-Flanders 2015


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