The Hofland London Dry Gin reflects the quality and heritage of Jacob Hofland’s drive for perfection. The pheasant, known for its selectiveness of the seeds it picks, stands as the symbol for the quality of the Gin, just like Jacob Hofland. Today Hofland is still made using carefully selected botanicals in addition to the Juniper and is based on the centuries old method perfected by Jacob Hofland. Hofland London Dry Gin, is a traditionally distilled London Gin, with a fresh character because of the citrus used. We use eight botanicals and distilled alcohol from selected grain from the finest cornfields in the European Union. The typical bottle clearly positions Hofland Gin amongst other Premium Gins.
The history of Hofland dates back to 1923 when Jacob Hofland started his business in the spirits industry. Inspired by the American marketing model Jacob was one of the first successful entrepreneurs after the second world war in Holland.
With his company Hofland & Semeijn he was an innovator avant la lettre. He created numerous drinks that soon became popular with the Dutch consumers. In 1947 a very modern production plant was built with 3 stories high cellars to store the best distillates on oak barrels to mature before they were blended and bottled.
Jacob Hofland was a true connoisseur of fine spirits and was driven by the idea to make the ultimate Gin and Dutch Jenever. His approach to producing top quality Gin and Jenever is still adhered to today in our London Dry Gin and 100% Dutch Grain Jenever.
Jacob Hofland was a true connoisseur of fine spirits and was driven by the idea to make the ultimate gin. His approach to producing top quality gin is still adhered to today in our London dry gin. Today Hofland is still made using carefully selected botanicals in addition to the juniper and is based on the centuries old method perfected by Jacob Hofland. In 2013 Hofland London Dry Gin was recognized for quality with a silver medal at the San Francisco wine and spirits competition.
Try the Hofland London Dry Gin with a nice fruity tonic-water and ginger. Ingredients for 4 glasses: 1 measure water, 3/4 measure sugar, 2 tablespoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger, 2 measure tonic water, 1 measure Holfand London Dry Gin, 1/4 measure fresh lime juice, enough ice cubes. Garnishes: Fresh ginger, slices Lime wedges. Preparation: Combine the first 3 ingredients in heavy small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and boil until reduced to 1 1/3 cups, about 3 minutes. Cool syrup; then strain. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover; chill.) Mix tonic water, gin, lime juice and 1/2 cup ginger syrup in glass measuring cup. Taste, adding more syrup, if desired (reserve remaining syrup for another use). Put the ice in a tall glass. Pour gin-and-tonic mixture over. Garnish with fresh ginger slices and lime wedges, if desired.
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