Wijnhandel Orlanda, Rotterdam

Wijnhandel Orlanda, Rotterdam

What to buy here: Jenever.

Known in the English-speaking world as Dutch gin, Jenever is a pure distillate from grains, with distinctive flavors and aromas resulting from the addition of the Juniper berry. It is believed to be invented by a Dutch chemist in the late 16Th century when it was introduced as a medicine that could be used to treat lumbago and other associated pains. Although its origins are still subject of a heated debate, Jenever is considered quintessentially Dutch and is no doubt the most popular drink in the country. The range of official Jenever classifications includes grain, old, young, and korenwijn types, with tasting characteristics ranging from neutral and slightly perfumed for the young varieties, to smooth with smoky and malty flavors for the old varieties that are sometimes matured for a few years on oak barrels. This old liqueur holds the appellation d’origine controlee status since 2008 and can only be produced in The Netherlands, Belgium, and some German and French provinces since then. Orlanda, a liqueur store located in the Oude Binnenweg shopping street, has an impressive selection of alcoholic drinks as well as its own locally produced Jenever, aptly named “skyline of Rotterdam” which is specially brewed and packaged to be sold exclusively at the store. The shop friendly owner is a liqueur connoisseur and would proudly show to you this and other famous Jenever brands. He is also a collector, and this is clear for his amazing collection of beer cans neatly stacked way up the roof which gives the store a unique, old fashion feeling.

Price: bottles starting at 12€

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm; Friday: 10 am - 6.30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm;

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Sight Name: Wijnhandel Orlanda
Sight Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Souvenir Shopping Part 2  

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