The invention of the column still in the early 19th century enabled the production of a nearly neutral spirit, the base of most modern cordials and liqueurs. In 1933 DeKuyper? entered the US market and quickly rose to become the leader. Now, with 11th generation patriarch Bob DeKuyper at the head, our brand offers a wide variety of taste combinations and ?one pour? solutions for professionals and home bartenders around the globe.
The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine was scheduled to be bottled the day after my visit. A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in concrete, it shows bright mixed berry aromas and flavors and comes across crisp and taut, tannic and intense for a cuv?e that's normally quite accessible young. It should be on the longer-lived side, drinking well though 2024 or so.