This Genever based on shop shoots is a double gold medallist and crowned as World’s Best Genever 2022!
It was already voted “Best Belgian Genever” twice on the World Gin Awards in 2021 and 2022! We also won a bronze medal in the category Signature Botanical at the same award ceremony. Our prize winner was already awarded a silver medal in the London Spirits Competition one year earlier in 2020. Five beautiful and ultimate recognitions in the international beverage industry!
This Genever based on hop shoots has an alcohol content of 35% by vol. In addition to the traditional herbs, hop shoots are added during distillation. Our Houblonesse Genever is distinguished by its genuine natural aroma of hop shoots … and its distinctly mild taste.
“WORLD’S BEST GENEVER”
Since 2022, this Houblonesse hop shoot jenever can call itself World’s Best Genever! Earlier in 2021 and 2022 he was crowned “Best Belgian Genever” no less than twice! All of the above gold medals were awarded at the World Gin Awards, the world’s most prestigious award organization. In addition, this genever was awarded a bronze medal in the “Signature Botanical” category at the same award ceremony in 2021. One year earlier, in 2020 our bottle already won a silver medal at the London Spirits Competition. Five ultimate recognitions that put Poperinge on the map of the international beverage world.
The story behind this special genever?
You can take man out of Poperinge, but you cannot take Poperinge out of man. That is the story behind the Houblonesse Jenever. When ex-Poperingen resident Mieke De Backer heard about the Houblonesse hop shoot jam, the idea of making her own drink based on hop shoots immediately developed. Together with her husband Jan, she developed the Houblonesse jenever in their home brewery ‘t Nieuwhuys, a classic from the Low Countries with a Popering touch.