STEP INTO A WORLD OF MYSTERY AND FASCINATION, WHERE INFAMOUS WOMEN FROM HISTORY COME ALIVE.
Experience the captivating essence of untold stories, distilled in our elegant range of spirits. Encounter the enigmatic double spy Mata Hari in a two-faced cocktail, or share a drink with Goeie Mie, known as one of history’s biggest murderesses-by-poison. Then enjoy one of our enticing cocktails with friends and uncover their untold stories!
VISIT US FOR A DISTILLING CLASS TO DISTILL YOUR OWN TALE. OR JOIN OUR STORY & TASTING EXPERIENCE.
IN OUR ‘DISTILL YOUR OWN TALE’-WORKSHOP, YOU’LL DISTILL YOUR OWN BOTTLE OF GIN, WODKA OR RUM IN A MINI-POT STILL. OUR STORY & TASTING EXPERIENCE OFFERS A FUN HISTORY LESSON PAIRED WITH SOME SLIGHTLY POISONOUS OR TWO-FACED COCKTALES..
MATA HARI DOUBLE SPY, EXOTIC DANSER, INDONESIAN PRINCESS OR COURTESAN?
Margaretha Zelle (Leeuwarden, 1876)
Margaretha Zelle was born on August 7, 1876, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Her early life was characterized by the family’s wealth and subsequent bankruptcy, as well as her mother’s passing, which led to her relocation to Leiden. After being expelled from school due to advances made by the headmaster, young Margaretha moved to the Dutch East Indies.
Mata Hari, “eye of dawn”
In the East-Indies she was astonished by temple dances. Returning to Europe after a short-lived marriage, she started to perform these ‘danses hindoues’. Her show at the Musee Guimet in Paris made her an overnight star, with richt and powerful suitors lying at her feet. She started performing and traveling all over Europe, on the verge of WW1..
Meet Mata Hari in our rums, distilled with Indonesian botanicals
Named after Java’s 17th-century, capital. Batavia Arrack, or Indonesian Rum, is among the oldest-known distilled spirits and is a type of rum, distilled with fermented red rice. This makes for a fresh and malty finish.
RED FRESH & CLEAR, WITH HIBISCUS, PASSION FRUIT, STAR FRUIT & KAFFIR LIME LEAF FROM MATA HARI’S OWN GARDEN
GOLD SEDUCTIVE & STRONG, WITH COCOA, COFFEE & INDONESIAN PANDAN-VANILLA FOR A TASTE AS INTENSE AS MATA HARI HERSELF
GOEIE MIE CARING NEIGHBOR, WELDOOER, CARETAKER OR THE BIGGEST POISON MIXER OF ALL TIME?
Maria Swanenburg (1839)
Maria (Mie) Swanenburg was born in Leiden in 1839. She gained a reputation as ‘Goeie’ or ‘Good’ Mie for her dedicated care for the sick and elderly in poverty-ridden neighborhoods. However, an increasing number of suspicious deaths raised doubts. When the police investigated, they first asked Goeie Mie about any strange folks around..
The Leiden Poisoner
Maria (Mie) Swanenburg was born in Leiden in 1839. She gained a reputation as ‘Goeie’ or ‘Good’ Mie for her dedicated care for the sick and elderly in poverty-ridden neighborhoods. However, an increasing number of suspicious deaths raised doubts. When the police investigated, they first asked Goeie Mie about any strange folks around.
The story of Goeie Mie ‘the Leiden poisoner’, distilled with slightly toxic botanicals
The traditional Dutch drink ‘jenever’ was originally intended as a remedy for stomach problems. During the 80 Years’ War against Spain, English mercenaries referred to this drink as ‘Dutch courage’ and began importing jenever to Great Britain, where it became known as ‘ginever’ or simply ‘gin.
GIN FRESH & FLORAL, A TRADITIONAL DUTCH COLOUR CHANGING GIN DISTILLED WITH ‘POISONOUS’ BOTANICALS LIKE ELDERFLOWER, ELDERBERRY AND GREEN APPLE.
0.0 REFRESHINGLY FLORAL & ALCOHOLFREE. WITH ELDERFLOWER, ROSE AND A HINT OF PEPPER FOR AN ALCOHOL-LIKE FINISH.