Blind Tasting Sees Lucas Bols Product On Top. 

Damrak Gin, from Lucas Bols, has been awarded a gold medal in the “gin” category from epicurean tastemaker The Fifty Best at a blind gin tasting in New York.

The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 24 premium gins with 19 pre-qualified judges. Strict tasting rules were applied. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. The gins were ranked according to the final scores received from the judges. Damrak, which is considered anything but a London-style gin, was described as having a nose of Garden of Eden, cinnamon, sweet spice, lots of spice, herbal juniper, lime soufflé, lime, and mint.Judges also noted a palate of floral juniper, cracked juniper berries, flowers, mint leaves, mint, tea, coriander, orange, anise, pine resin, and menthol. On the finish, described as spicy, soft, and easy, drinkers will experience floral talc, juniper, peppercorn, herbs, and dried citrus.

Damrak Amsterdam Original Gin combines 17 botanicals and is distilled five times for unparalleled clarity at 83.6 proof. The recipe for Damrak Original Gin is based on a discovered recipe from Lucas Bols, one of the world’s oldest existing commercial distilleries in the world.

Damrak Amsterdam Original Gin is an exceptionally smooth gin that is anything but a London Dry Gin. The profile contains much less pronounced juniper flavor and a higher concentration of citrus notes. Damrak is a premium gin ideal for the new gin drinker seeking an accessible, unique citrus flavor or even the non-gin drinker who loves a great citrus spirit.


Suggested recipe using Damrak Gin

Basil Gimlet

  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ½ ounces Damrak Gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Place the basil leaves in the shaker, add the other ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.


Damrak Gin is available in a 750ml bottle and the SRP is$ 24.99 / 750ml

Lucas Bols B.V.was originally established in 1575 in Amsterdam. The company is built on a long and rich heritage which forms the basis for all of its brands. As one of the world’s leading cocktail liqueur and spirit producers, the company prides itself on its commitment to innovation and excellence, incorporating the lively, cosmopolitan spirit of modern day Amsterdam with an international flavour. Based in its homeland Amsterdam, Lucas Bols B.V. distributes across 110 countries. www.lucasbols.com