Rutte has a long history; recipes have been passed on from generation to generation. Whereas the industry was looking for cheaper methods and materials during the last century, this ‘innovation’ completely passed by the Rutte family. And that’s a good thing because it means old recipes and craftsmanship have been preserved.
Even though the distillery has not been in the hands of the Rutte family since the 1990s, the tradition is kept alive and the company stills follows the same unique distilling process as ancestor Simon did in his days.
Rutte has been making gin since before the twenties of last century. It started with Old Tom gin in 1918. Soon after came Dry Gin; distilled with celery; a botanical that’s been in our genes for over 100 years.
Myriam Hendrickx, 8th generation