Rutte Old Simon Genever and Rutte Celery Gin are now available in Australia.

With both the gin and genever listed as finalists in the world’s “Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient” category at Tales of the Cocktail 2016, the distillery is one to watch.

Hailing from Holland, Rutte has been crafting juniper-based spirits using only natural ingredients for almost 150 years. The distillers have been based in Dordrecht near Rotterdam since its foundation by Simon Rutte in 1872.

Rutte was integrated into the portfolio of the Dutch family-owned company De Kuyper Royal Distillers in 2011, represented in Australia by another family business: Bacardi Martini.

Denis Brown, MD Bacardi Martini Australia says: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Rutte Gins to the family, the fact that both Rutte Celery and Old Simon were finalists at Tales of Cocktail “Best New Spirits” from hundreds of new products is a testament to the quality born from this distillery. Rutte is truly a craft gin, distilled in one of the smallest distilleries in the world”

Rutte Celery Gin and Rutte Old Simon Geneva will both be available soon through Bacardi Martini Australia.

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