We make Bols Advocaat a rich and creamy blend of egg yolks, aromatic spirits, sugar and brandy with a hint of vanilla. It has a smooth and full-bodied taste.
There are two varieties of Advocaat. The “thick” Advocaat which mostly selling on the Dutch market and eat with a spoon, and the more liquid “export” version.
Thick Bols Advocaat also contains egg white, and we use as an ingredient for all kinds of desserts, for instance with ice-creams and pastries. We also served as an aperitif or digestif. The traditional way to serve it is in a wide glass with whipped cream and cocoa powder sprinkled on top.
In the export variety only the pure egg yolks are used, making it particularly suited for cocktails and long-drinks. The best known cocktail using Bols Advocaat is probably the Snowball.
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Lucas Bols (since 1575) is one of the world oldest distilled brands in the world. We have been mixing, distilling and blending for over 400 years.
Old recipes became new, flavours and products are constantly refined and craftsmanship is what we stand for.
ADD FLAVOUR TO THE WORLD
It’s the reason why the Bols family started a distillery in 1575. And by 1820 had more than 300 liqueur and spirit recipes. It’s why we stood at the forefront of the cocktail revolution in the 19th century. And will be leading the cocktail culture once more in the 21st. It’s why we are dedicated to creating what’s yet to be created. To experimenting with ingredients and finding new recipes. And it’s why we’re ready to inspire others to do the same, through our innovative range of products. Flavour, the world can’t exist without it. We love people that understand this principle. And give the world its glow. They bring beauty, color and soul to life, and inspire others through their artistic and creative minds.
Add flavour to the world.
ROOTED IN THE PAST, READY FOR THE FUTURE
Lucas Bols is one of the oldest distilled spirits companies in the world. It started over 435 years ago in 1575, when the Bols family opened a small distillery in Amsterdam. In the 17th century, Amsterdambecame one of the most important trading cities in the world, importing many exotic spices, herbs and fruits. This gave Lucas Bols access to many new, high quality natural ingredients. Since then, we have mastered the selection of the right ingredients and our expertise and curiosity has led to the creation hundreds of delicious liqueurs. Master distiller passes the original recipes from master distiller to master distiller and updated to suit contemporary tastes.
EXTRACTING FROM THE FINEST INGREDIENTS
Moreover, we carefully select our ingredients to create liqueurs that are perfect for use as cocktail ingredients. The most important ingredient of a liqueur is the flavour component. Furthermore, we make our liqueurs from ingredients such as herbs, spices, seeds and fruits. For each liqueur, our master distiller defines the exact flavour characteristics of the original ingredient and uses various techniques, such as distilling, macerating and percolating, to create this specific flavour for the liqueur in such a way that it works perfectly in a cocktail.