Gin vs genever
While not unrelated, they're far from identical twins. The use of juniper as a botanical is about as close as they get. Gin is made with neutral spirit while genever uses a malt base, and so tastes more like whisky than gin.
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Genever - JENEVER - GENIEVRE
In 2008, AOC Genever (Appellation d'origine controlee) has been created. Genever can be distilled in the Netherlands, Belgium, specific parts of France and Germany.
Britts were trying to copy genever and ended-up with gin.
Genever was used in many cocktails in the pre-prohibition era
Korenwijn - many people translate this as a 'corn wine' which is incorrect. The correct transaction is 'grain wine', malt content over 51%.
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The British tried to distill genever but could not get the recipe quite right.
Column still and gin