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Beerenburg

Beerenburg is a type of herbal drink made by adding a diversity of herbs and spices to Jenever. The elaboration derives from an old secret mixture that includes licorice, sandalwood, gentian root, bay leaf, etc.,belonged to the Amsterdam spice merchant named Hendrik Beerenburg, to whom the drink owes its name, in the 18th Century.

Henry Beerenburg sold this secret recipe to distilleries in Amsterdam, however it became more popular in the northern provinces of Friesland and Groningen, where they tried to imitate the original Beerenburg, giving it a different name, because the original is protected by law. These new herbal bitters were named using a different spelling such as Berenburg or Beerenburgh.

Alcohol (ABV):

30% (60 proof)

Popular Brands:

Weduwe Joustra® Beerenburg

Alcohol (ABV):

32% (64 proof)

 

 

Kalmoes® Beerenburg

Alcohol (ABV):

30% (60 proof)

 

 

Sonnema® Beerenburg

Alcohol (ABV): 

30% (60 proof)