GOEIE MIE GIN
Funky, fresh, and smooth: a traditional Dutch gin inspired by Goeie Mie, ‘the Leiden poisoner.’ Distilled with ‘poisonous’ botanicals such as elderflower, elderberry, and Snow White’s apple. Add tonic, and create your own concoction: watch your mixed drink turn pink.
Nose: elderflower, cardamom
Mouth: mint, spicy, elderberry
Finish: fresh & spicy
DUTCH JENEVER & GIN
The traditional Dutch drink ‘jenever’ was originally intended as a remedy for stomach problems. During the 80 Years’ War against Spain, English mercenaries fighting for the Dutch armies referred to this drink as ‘Dutch courage’ and began importing jenever to Great Britain, where it became known as ‘ginever’ or simply ‘gin.
What should you use when crafting a gin inspired by the most infamous poisoner of all time? Elderflower and elderberry, while slightly poisonous when uncooked, contribute to the blend, while Snow White’s poison apple provides a refreshing finish.The pea flower infusion makes for an indigo finish and poison mixing qualities..
GOEIE MIE ‘THE LEIDEN POISONER’
Goeie Mie, the Leiden poisoner, is a captivating character in history. Her chilling tale of crime and poison weaves a dark and suspenseful narrative in the annals of Leiden. With her lethal concoctions, she struck fear into the hearts of many, making her a notorious figure who both terrified and intrigued those who heard her story. Goeie Mie’s legacy continues to be a source of fascination, leaving us to ponder the depths of her villainy and the enduring allure of dark historical mysteries.
Goeie Mie ‘the Leiden poisoner’ (1839 – 1915)
In around 1880, posing as a caring neighbor, Goeie Mie began poisoning her victims with arsenic, all while secretly taking out life insurance policies on their lives.
Numerous deaths under suspicious circumstances raised concerns. Following the Frankhuizen family tragedy, the police were surprised to discover that Goeie Mie was responsible for over 100 victims, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest poisoner to date.