Rutte & ZN was founded by Simon Rutte in Dordrecht, South Holland in 1872, with a motto of 'distilled with passion'. Owned by the Rutte family until John Rutte's death in 2003. The firm was taken over by De Kuyper, another historic family-owned company, in 2011 and continues to make a range of gin, genever, vodka and liqueurs.
Rutte have been experimenting with herbs and spices since they were first founded. From the very beginning, they have been using celery in their distillates. This is a normal"„¢ Dry Gin, with a savoury touch. The addition of celery gives it a little freshness, without dominating.
Juniper, celery leaves, coriander, angelica, orange peel and cardamom.
Nose: Soft juniper with citrus and celery notes allowed to shine.
Palate: Slight notes of mint, parsley and celery. Spicy and fresh with a little aniseed.
Finish: Light & velvety, citrus, pleasant with a hint of celery.
Premium tonic garnished with a celery stick.
This makes a great Red Snapper Cocktail. (the ginny relative of the Bloody Mary).