By the Dutch is bolstering its range of premium spirits with the release of By the Dutch Advocaat, a traditional liqueur made from barn eggs and brandy.
Some believe that advocaat’s origins lie in Dutch travellers trying to imitate the creamy mixture of avocado pulp, cane sugar and rum they had been offered in Brazil.
The Dutch settlers living in Suriname and Recife made the first version of the beverage using avocados. Since no avocados were available back in the Netherlands, a Dutch distiller substituted egg for the exotic fruit.
Distinguished by a higher alcohol content and thinner liquid structure, By the Dutch Advocaat has been developed for use within cocktails.
Produced in the Dutch province South Holland, the 20% ABV liqueur is made using a traditional recipe combining local barn eggs, sugar, brandy, Madagascan vanilla, rosemary from Morocco and water.
The new advocaat joins Old Genever, Batavia Arrack rum, By the Dutch Dry Gin and By the Dutch Bitters in the Netherland-based start-up’s growing portfolio, which focuses on bringing traditional, handcrafted spirits with a Dutch heritage back into the spotlight.
Mr. Zonneveld, owner & founder of By the Dutch, said: “It is by far the most ambitious product within the By the Dutch range. We are thrilled to see this iconic cocktail ingredient back in the speed rack.”
Available in 70cl bottles, By the Duch Advocaat is distributed in the UK by Astrum Wine Cellars.