Rutte Single Malt Genever is the Dutch equivalent of a single malt whisky. It is distilled from 100% barley, the same way a malt whisky is. Barley gives flavours of chocolate, toast and caramel to the liquid. The barley distillate, also called malt spirit, is aged for 4 years on new barrels, made from American oak. The only difference with malt whisky is that genever has added botanicals. Rutte uses a distillate, called ‘gebeide, that has been in the Rutte family for generations. It contains angelica root, orris root, coriander seed and juniper of course.