The legacy of craftsmanship

The founder of our distillery, Simon Rutte, made genevers and liqueurs from the beginning. Truly a recipe from his hand, Old Simon Genever preserves his legacy and distilling traditions. Although it contains some traditional Dutch ingredients, such as juniper, it also includes other signature ingredients unique to Simon’s creativity such as nuts, mace and celery.

Tasting Notes

  • Botanicals

    Juniper, roasted walnuts and hazelnuts, coriander, angelica, mace, fresh berries and our secret distillate used in all Rutte genevers, known as the “Rutte Marque”.

  • Nose

    Lightly toasted, hazelnut and popcorn, with herbaceous top notes.


    Juniper and ripe apricot intermingled with toasted wheat and honey.


    Creamy velvet finish with hints of white cacao with a little astringency.

Rutte FoodPairing Old Simon Genever
Rutte FoodPairing legend’s unique approach to food technology that utilizes chemistry, physics and science while incorporating Rutte’s 144 year Heritage Distillates will make for a adventurous gastronomical experience

Mr. Simon








    • 2 pts. Rutte Old Simon Genever
    • ½ pt. Mandarine Napoléon
    • ¹⁄₆ pt. Campari
    • barspoon agave syrup
    • 1 orange zest


Add all ingredients and stir until cold and diluted. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange zest.