Origins of gin
The origins of gin can be charted back to the Netherlands in the 13th Century. Back in those days, gin was far from its modern incarnation. Known as genever, the drink was made by distilling malt wine to around 50% ABV (alcohol by volume), the drink wasn’t particularly drinkable, so it was softened with herbs and spices. Juniper berries were added to the drink for their supposed medicinal properties. Depending on how it was distilled, the resulting alcohol tasted similar to vodka or whiskey.
Genever has a long and proud Dutch history, with Gin being its direct descendant. All Vørdings spirits are distilled in Schiedam through the traditional process by skilled artisans. And that toasted cedar wood infusion? Vørding still chops, toasts and adds it by hand. Ensuring a premium product with a personal touch.