Braeckman Oud Jenever Kiekendief (Harrier) is a classic example of a jenever, the precursor to what would become gin.
Flanders has a rich tradition of distilling jenever with spirituous beverages having been made there for centuries. Braeckman Grain Distillery began its tale almost a hundred years ago in 1918 and they still distil according to the traditional method. One of only eight distilleries in Belgium that prepare their own grain distillate and they even own their own grain mill meaning that the entire process from grain to drop can be done in house.Braeckman are one of only 8 distilleries in Belgium that still make their own grain spirit, even going so far as to mill their own grain.
Braeckman Harrier is classic example of an old jenever, with a strong malty aroma and a smooth mouthfeel. Juniper is prominent, accompanied by a clear grain flavour and a slight taste of wood. Best enjoyed neat.