A HISTORY OF TRADERS & DISTILLERS VOC
The VOC, or the Dutch United East Indian Company, operated between 1602 and 1796, sailing a total of 4,785 ships to Asia.
Their immense reach allowed grains, spices and botanicals from remote corners of the world to find their way into The Netherlands.
ORIGIN & TRADITION
Batavia Arrack During the17th century (golden age), VOC traders started importing Batavia Arrack, a sugarcane distillate from the isle of Java.
Genever Thanks to VOC imports, Dutch distillers could develop an acute sensibility for ingredients and became masters in balancing them. They refined their Genever recipe up to an unprecedented quality level.