Rutte has been an expert in creating and distilling superb juniper-based spirits for almost 150 years. Based in Dordrecht near Rotterdam since its foundation by Simon Rutte in 1872, the range includes Rutte Old Simon Genever and this specialty “flavoured” gin, reportedly based on a 19th century recipe from the distillery’s founders. Everyday celery is the signature ingredient here, although reportedly, it doesn’t dominate. It’s recommended as the essential gin to use in a Red Snapper cocktail. The vegetable notes are accentuated when mixed with fresh celery and tomato juice.
Best in Show at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Tasting Competition 2015! Perfect for a Red Snapper (like a Bloody Mary, but with gin rather than vodka for a far superior drink).