Diep9® Genever (pronounced “deep nine juh-nee-ver”) is handcrafted at Stokerij De Moor, Belgium’s smallest active grain distillery founded in 1910 and located in Aalst, a medieval town in the East-Flemish country side of Belgium.
Diep9® inherits its name from the deep 500 year-old history of genever, and from the nine botanicals immersed in its centuries-old distillation process. Diep9 Genever is bottled by hand in historic, handcrafted clay jugs which can still be found in old shipwrecks. The clay jug’s iconic shape is recognizable and unique to genever.
Recognized for its historic and cultural contribution, Diep9 Genever was awarded the prestigious O'de Flander seal, a "Protected Designation of Origin" and equivalent of an appellation or AOC, guaranteeing an original grain genever crafted entirely in East-Flanders, Belgium from 100% East-Flemish grains.
Genever is Belgium's national and traditional spirit for over 500 years. This unique spirit category inspired the creation of gin and secured a place at America's early cocktail bars. If you were having a cocktail party in the 1800s you were shaking up genever cocktails.
If you want to know more about this lost spirit that is making its way back to the US and reviving the classic cocktail taste, “Genever: 500 Years of History in a Bottle” is a must have book in your spirits library.