Dutch-style Gin, or Genever, was the original Gin. For the first 600 years of gin making, Gin was made from whiskey in a copper pot still. The invention of modern industrial still, which produces vodka very efficiently, shifted the world Gin market from this original, inefficient to make Dutch-Style Gin to the British-Style, vodka based Gin that lines the shelves today. Inspired by a 19th century Pennsylvanian Distiller’s recipe, we are working to bring back this lost gem of distillation.
With a grain mash of rye, wheat and malted barley, and a complex family of botanicals, Wigle's Ginever is rounder and fuller than modern gins. Juniper berries remain forefront but are joined by a number of other botanicals including earthy cardamom, peppery cubeb and fragrant lavender to create a layered flavor experience.
As with all Wigle products, this handcrafted spirit is made from scratch in our copper pot still in very small batches, using only organic ingredients and local, heirloom grains.
Perfect for whiskey and gin lovers alike.