Genever is a traditional Dutch liqueur, often considered the predecessor of gin. Its history dates back to the 16th century when Dutch distillers began blending alcohol with aromatic herbs to create a product with medicinal properties. Genever is produced using a base of grain alcohol, primarily rye, and is flavored with a blend of herbs, spices, and juniper berries. It has a distinctive flavor that can range from sweet to dry, and is often served neat, in cocktails, or as an accompaniment to a beer. Genever is an important part of Dutch tradition and has gained popularity worldwide as a unique and flavorful beverage.