Jonge (Young) Jenever and Oude (Old) Jenever
The most well-known Dutch jenevers are Old Jenever and Young Jenever. The difference is not in age, as the words would suspect, but merely the production process. Around the early 1900’s a new, more simple jenever was distilled. Using less herbs and plants and a more neutral alcohol, this jenever had less taste compared to the traditional jenever. The popularity of this new jenever started after WW II, since it was also much cheaper. This modern jenever, we know today as “Young Jenever”.