The result is an undeniably smooth gin that provides a new chapter to Belgium's 500 years of Jenever distilling (the origin of gin) and its famous beer and hop growing tradition.
Belgin Fresh Hop received a gold medal for winning the 2016 WSWA spirit tasting competition in Las Vegas. It was judged by a distinguished group of experts, mixologists, bar owners, senior spirit buyers and beverage program directors.
Thyme 4 Summer - gin cocktail
This cocktail was created by Ellie from D'Vine Bar, New York and combines beautifully the savoury flavours of Belgin Fresh Hop with Cassis liqueur and fresh thyme and rosemary. A true delight!
Belgin Fresh Hop is crafted with a total of 17 botanicals including the hop.
Belgin Fresh Hop: Gin & Tonic combinations
Belgin Fresh Hop is so refined you can also sip it neat
Belgin Fresh Hop Botanicals
Fresh Hops are the freshest dried hops to come from the fields. We made sure to be part of the harvest (which is still done by hand), select the best hops and receive them immediately after the harvest. This enables wonderful herbal green flavors and citrus-like and floral aromas. We work directly with Belgian growers to select a hop variety that works wonderfully in a gin.
Belgin Fresh Hop is crafted with fresh aromatic Belgian hops, juniper berries, soft coriander and a combination of citrus ingredients such as lemon peels from the mediterranean, cardamom, lime and Italian Bergamot.
We round out these main botanicals with a finer selection from our botanical garden to achieve a perfect balance.
These 17 pure and natural ingredients are masterfully blended for an ultra refined gin with a versatile and nuanced character.
Gin and Tonic Recipe
- Place large ball of ice inside glass
- 1 part (10cl) Belgin Fresh hop
- 2 parts (20cl) Fever Tree Indian
- Add juniper grains & Lemon peels in glass
The love of gin and hops is encompassed for the first time in this delicious, unique and delightful blend. This Belgian gin puts aromatic Belgian hops at the center and complements it with a selection of 16 botanicals including Juniper, soft coriander and citrus peel.
An Award-winning result
Taste profile Belgin Fresh Hop: very floral, soft and elegant gin with a unique flavor profile.
Extremely smooth and sippable on its own and great in cocktails.
2 parts Belgin Fresh Hop, 1 part cassis liqueur, lemon bitters or a dash of fresh lemon, muddled fresh thyme & rosemary.
Start by muddling the fresh thyme & rosemary, add all ingredients and strain over ice. Garnish with a bouquet of rosemary and thyme wrapped by a zest of lemon.
Tonics: Various Tonics are perfect for Belgin Fresh Hop. We like Fever-Tree Elderflower, Indi Tonic and Syndrome Raw
Botanicals: serve with either of the following combinations
1) fresh coriander leaves and a lemon zest
2) fresh coriander leaves and a zest of orange
3) juniper berries and zest of lemon
Gin is normally not enjoyed neat because most gins are not smooth enough to deliver a pleasant experience.
Belgin Fresh Hop is a delightful exception.
So if you need to warm yourself up during the winter months or on a rainy day, now there finally is a gin so good you can also sip it neat!
Try the undeniably smooth and refined taste of fresh hops and citrus.