I’ve tried their oak aged gin from 1836 which is distilled by Radermacher in belgium.
This particular bottling is their standard gin with a alcohol percentage of 43%.
Usually I do Gin and tonic but I might try Radermacher cocktails that they have on their site.
In this gin they use organic grain for the distillatation and there are 11 different botanicals used to create the gin,
juniper berries, elderflower, bergamot, orange and lemon peel, coriander, angelica root,
orange peel, cardamom, lavender and cinnamon.
Some tasting notes from the distillery:
Its fresh and fl oral bouquet owes its subtlety
and complexity to a secret blend of
spices and herbs.
Delicate, sweet and light attack moving
towards a hot and spicy fi nish. There’s a
predomination of delicacy and fi neness in this
smooth and gentle concentration.
The ancestor of gin is genever, also called “pékèt” when it is produced in Wallonia.
“Raerener Töpfergeist” is translated to “The spirit of the potter of Raeren”. It is produced by macerating and distilling juniper berries (juniperus communis) in organic wheat alcohol.
Macerating is a way to soften the ingredients by soaking it in a the distilled alcohol, it could be raw, dried or preserved fruit or vegetables.
The name Raerener Töpfergeist refers to the history of the pottery centre of Raeren,
the most important and most famous one north of the Alpes between the 14th and 16th century.
It is the oldest product from the Radermacher distillery, its origin dates back to 1836 !
It comes in a fancy pot/clay/stone bottle and feels like a quality product. Its bottled at 38% ABV.
Notes from the Distillery
Smooth, subtle and fresh juniper bouquet.
Pure, fresh and long lasting taste. Perfect harmony between malt and juniper berries with a
clear predomination of the juniper.
Lambertus 10 Years Single Grain Whisky matured for 10 years in oak casks
was created in memory of Lambert Radermacher, one of the founders of the
Its unique and splendid richness is due to the perfect harmony between the
malt, the fine grain and the subtle note imparted by the oak.
This is batch 2 and its bottled at 40% abv.
Here are some notes from the distillery:
Subtle malt bouquet surrounded by a fi ne
touch of chocolate, nuts and roasting. The fine
and pleasant aroma reveals the whole maturity of the grain.
Delicate malt attack combined with roasted
and vanilla fl avours. Sumptuous, full-bodied
taste where fi neness and balance predominate.
Splendid and soft fi nal enhancing the subtlety
of the oak.
Founded in 1836, Radermacher Distillery is the oldest distillery in Belgium.
1836 Organic Barrel Aged Gin is without a doubt one of the most talented expressions of a nearly two centuries old know-how.
Made of an infusion with classic gin aromatics – juniper berries, coriander, orange and lemon peel, rosemary,
aniseed and sweet-scented bedstraw – in a distillate of certified organic grain,
the 1836 Organic Barrel Aged Gin rests for a period of 6 months in an oak barrel of the belgian whisky Lambertus.
Aroma and taste from the distillery:
Its floral bouquet owes its complexity to a
secret blend of spices and herbs.
Magnifi cent and delicate attack moving
towards a rich and fl oral fi nish. Of a harmonious and smooth concentration, the aromatic
richness is supported in its incredible length
by a wonderful wooden note.
A nice gin that gives the classic GT a bit more complexity because of the barrel age process.
First some history about Distillerie Radermacher:
In 1836, Peter Radermacher, a farmer by trade, decided to found a gin distillery. At the time he already possessed a
mill and could use the ground corn as raw material for the distillation of gin.
This was the beginning of Radermacher distillery. His son Leonard succeeded him after
his death and took over the agricultural distillery.
Today, Radermacher Distillery is very proud to look back on her more than 183 years of existence and
offers a wide range of spirits, liqueurs, fruit flavoured aperitives and Whiskies.
For a long time, Radermacher products have only been reserved to the local and Belgian connoisseurs,
but they are now being appreciated by a vast public in numerous countries worldwide.
Info about the rum from the distillery:
Considering Fair Trade in the search of raw materials, the distillery Rader-
macher has chosen a distillate of organic sugar cane for the elaboration of its
1836 Organic Barrel Aged Rum.
After a first ageing in french Limousin oak barrels, which contributed previ-
ously to the ageing of the Lambertus Whisky, the whole richness of the rum’s
aromatic palette will then be refined by a finishing in new american oak casks.
Inspired by the Lincoln process, the 1836 Organic Barrel Aged Rum is finally
filtered on flakes of organic fair trade cocoa beans, which gives the rum its
particular typicity and full bodied taste.