Ivar will take you through the history and production of Bols Genever and it's very essence, the Malt Spirit. The second part of this seminar is an interactive session of distillate blending to make your very own genever, followed by a cocktail session with your special blend!
**THIS EVENT IS FILLED, BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE NEXT ONE! **
Ivar De Lange, Lucas Bols Master Bartender — Ivar oversees the Bols Bartending Acadamy and on the look for the newest trends and innovations in the bartending world.
Educated as a medical psychologist, Ivar has been bartending throughout his university years and switched from science to bartending after a short career as researcher and therapist. In 2008 he opened his own bar, Demain in Nijmegen, which he sold in 2016. Throughout his career, Ivar has won many awards and accolades for his bartending work. With his twenty years of bartending experience and his passion for Genever, he is the right person at the right place!
Besides working with Lucas Bols, Ivar is owner of ivardelange.com. ivardelange.com is a training and brand advising company that operates internationally. Besides that, it is a website that writes about cocktails and everything around it.
HISTORY OF BOLS GENEVER
Bols began distilling genevers – The Netherlands’ national spirit category – in 1664, a proud tradition that continues to this day. Bols Master Distillers have since perfected the art of distilling genever over the centuries. In 1820, Bols introduced a revolutionary new genever recipe with a more subtle taste, as a result of a better balance of malt wine, neutral grain alcohol and botanicals. This new recipe is the authentic flavour of genever as it should be: complex, powerful, and delectable. In addition to being an impeccable spirit for drinking neat, it proved to be perfect for a new phenomenon in the USA; the cocktail. These first cocktails were often made with genever, because of its powerful, delicious flavours and balanced mixing qualities.