Savor Brussels Gin, discover the soft nuances of Brussels ground chicory and toast to the white gold!
Enjoy, but drink in moderation.
IMMATERIAL CULTURAL HERITAGE
Witlof’ or ‘witloof’ is Flemish for chicory
or Belgian endives. Its cultivation has left
its mark on the Brussels Region, more
specifically Flemish Brabant. Chicory
is the white gold, a real world renown
Growing traditional ground chicory
requires a lot of work. Unfortunately,
considerable amounts of residual flows
are lost during the cleaning. Innovative
collaborations arose for the use of these
residual flows. This Belgian top product
is one of them.
Drip by drip
After the distillation, the gin undergoes a unique production process called cold dripping. Cold dripping eliminates unwanted bitterness and acids while highlighting the mild and rich taste of the botanicals. For the preparation of the gin, in addition to the standard ingredients, we also experimented with botanicals that are used in the kitchen such as nutmeg, cloves, licorice, anise, orange peel, …
In the MIX!
Brussels Gin & Tonic
Large spherical glass
lots of ice
5 cl Brussels gin
10 cl Fever-Tree
Fresh thyme and lemon
Martini glass #ice-cooled
1/2 Brussels Gin
1/2 Dry Vermouth
Green olives and lemon zest
Bart Van Droogenbroeck
DR. IR. | SENIOR RESEARCHER ILVO
Aims for sustainable use of biomass, including residual flows, with specific attention to minimizing the climate impact of plant and animal production and its processing into food, feed or other bio-based products (materials, energy, etc.).
Owner of The Brewing Community and an expert in preparing high-quality spirits on a small scale. In his lab, he daily develops new products tailored to different customers (companies, catering, regional projects, etc.).
Frans Van Craenenbroeck
Drinks VCB is a 100 % family business with a history dating back to 1892. Frans Van Craenenbroeck is the fourth generation owner of the company, which is passed on from father to son and from Gust to Frans. VCB has a strong regional anchorage in Flemish Brabant.