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Inspired by the heritage of the Dutch, the origins of genever gin and an herbal concoction once saught after by seafarers to fight disease, Sonnema Vodka is truly one of a kind. This premium, herb-infused vodka from Holland is sure to make a mark in the spirits market and define yet another dimension in the vodka world.
It is so close to that line of vodka versus gin that the selection and strength of herbs and botanicals and the juniper, which plays a supporting role (as opposed to the lead), allows this spirit to be labeled as vodka. Gin lovers: there is a vodka out there for you and this is it.
Behind the Spirit
A great tasting spirit with a fascinating story behind it always makes for an exceptional combination and the glimpses of history inside Sonnema Vodka play wonderfully off the intriguing results.
Behind the vodka lies the heritage of another distilled spirit that originated in the same area in which Sonnema is distilled: Holland and genever gin.
In the 18th century an Amsterdam herb trader named Hendrik Berenburg created a proprietary blend of herbs that he sold to sailors who mixed the herbs with Genever and brandy and used it as a medicinal tonic.
Some years later Freddie Sonnema, a Dutch innkeeper, bought the Berenburg recipe, tweaked it a bit and branded the concoction into what became one of the most popular spirits of the day in Holland. It is that blend of herbs that has carried over into Sonnema Vodka.