Holland’s Rutte Distillery, one of the smallest distilleries in Europe, is famous for its boutique gins, genevers and li-queurs. The company was established in the historic port city of Dordrecht in 1872 by Simon Rutte. Simon use to produce his own distillations, infused with exotic spices and fruits from the Dutch East Indies. His products became so popular that he converted the family café into a liquor store.
Not much has changed in 144 years; Rutte continue to produce small batches of premium handcrafted gins and genevers in the same backroom where Simon created the original spirits. They are committed to quality and tradition, their artisanal spirits 100% natural and free of any artificial flavourings, using fruits, botanicals and nuts sourced from only the finest producers. The recipes, handed down through seven Rutte generations, are closely guarded but have been refined and tailored for today’s market.