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Grandfather Jacobus ‘Bobby’ Alfons’ legacy is captured in a range of extraordinary spirits, connecting the East to the West, heritage to innovation. After two years of tasting and refining Bobby’s Gin was launched in 2014. Next up: his brother Bobby’s Jenever in 2016, followed by the exclusive Bobby’s 5 YRS Edition in 2019. In 2022 we extended grandfather Bobby's legacy with a modern twist on Bobby's traditional Pinang Raci recipe, with the groundbreaking Pinang Raci Spice Blend No.1!

Bobby’s Gin

Bobby’s Gin is a refined expression of Dutch Courage fuelled with Indonesian spirit. A fresh and spice-forward combination of ‘Schiedam’ gin botanicals like juniper, fennel seeds, coriander, rose hips, and traditional Indonesian spices as lemon grass, cloves, cinnamon, and cubeb peppers.

Bobby’s has crafted the flavourful bridge between East and West, resulting in a balanced, award-winning gin that is loved by adventurous gin drinkers and bartenders worldwide.

Cinnamon
Coriander
Cubeb pepper
Fennel
Juniper berries
Lemongrass
Cloves
Rose hips
AROMA CHARACTERISTICS

Aromatic zesty citrus and fragrant lemongrass followed by herbal notes of classic gin botanicals such as coriander and juniper. Floral hints and orange blossom develop into a cool menthol breeze with delicate pepper and spice.

TASTE

Opens with a burst of fresh and cooling citrus, followed by vibrant juniper notes and an herbaceous blend of Indonesian spices and classic gin botanicals. A firm body built of sweet orange, warming cloves, cinnamon and floral notes move to the back of the palate, supported by a warming, mouth coating texture. Bobby’s is a harmonious and balanced dry gin that ends with a smooth, long lingering and fresh, peppery finish.

COLOR

Clear

NOSE

Lemongrass / Coriander / Juniper / Delicate pepper and spice / Floral notes

TASTE

Fresh citrus / Vibrant juniper / Sweet orange / Warm spices / Cubeb pepper

FINISH

Smooth / Fresh / Peppery / Long-lingering

Bobby’s Jenever

Bobby’s Jenever is an adventurous blend of Indonesian spices, juniper, and traditional malt spirit. The jenever’s base of malt spirit gives just that bready, nutty base for the spices to show their citric, and herbaceous qualities.

The jenever is made of four percent malt spirit, five botanicals – lemongrass, ginger, cardamom, cubeb pepper, and juniper - and no additives, sugars, or extractions. Just clear, pure taste.

Juniper berries
Lemongrass
Cubeb pepper
Ginger
Cardamon
Cinnamon
AROMA CHARACTERISTICS

Opens somewhat closed on the nose and gently reveals subtle maltiness and botanical notes of juniper, candied ginger, lemongrass and roasted almonds.

TASTE

Starts with soft oatmeal notes paired with zesty, fresh citrus. Lively herbal notes are smoothened on a background of sweet, soft wheat bread and toasted hazelnuts with a hint of vanilla. Flavour continues with juniper, caramelized hazelnuts and cardamom, balanced with Indonesian spice and rewarding herbaceous notes. The flavour is carried by a smooth, warming texture. Fiery ginger root and spicy cubeb pepper create a fresh spicy kick and tingling sensation in the finish.

COLOR

Clear

NOSE

Maltiness / Juniper / Candied ginger / Lemongrass / Almonds

TASTE

Soft oatmeal / Fresh citrus / Toasted hazelnut / Fiery ginger / Cubeb pepper

FINISH

Medium length / Tingling sharpness / Warming pepper

Bobby’s Pinang Raci gin

Pinang Raci literally translates as a mishmash of spices. Grandfather Jacobus ‘Bobby’ Alfons, the inspiration and namesake of Bobby’s Gin, was well known for skilfully infusing Dutch jenever with spices that reminded him of home: Naku on the island of Ambon. As a result, he created and spiced up his own jenever!

Pinang Raci Spice Blend No.1 celebrates the flavours of grandfather Bobby’s birthplace Naku on Moluccan ‘spice island’ Ambon, in a contemporary Schiedam Dry Gin of 2022. An aromatic gin full of vibrant, warming notes of daun salam, turmeric and galangal - supported by ginger, sweet orange, cloves, cinnamon, lemongrass, cubeb pepper, coriander, and juniper.

Orange
Juniper berries
Tumeric
Galangal
Ginger
Lemongrass
Coriander
Salam
Cinnamon
AROMA CHARACTERISTICS

Aromatic, floral hints and fresh cut ginger notes of galangal, zesty citrus and lemongrass, cooling laurel (daun salam) and vibrant juniper, followed by warming spice hints of turmeric, cinnamon and cloves, ending with orange sweetness on the back of the nose.

TASTE

Opens with the distinct cooling sensation of daun salam and lemongrass. Opening flavours evolve to sweet orange, fresh coriander notes and vibrant juniper. Pleasant floral notes of galangal are simultaneously playing on the background, while the oily mouthfeel is gripping all flavours together. The firm mid palate is intense and built with warm, herbal and woody spices cinnamon, turmeric, cloves and ginger. Bobby’s Pinang Raci Spice Blend No.1 is a very lively dry gin that tastefully balances the diverse flavour characteristics of South-Eastern and Indonesian spices. The finish is long lingering, smooth and dry with a peppery salute of Bobby’s signature cubeb peppers.

COLOR

Clear

NOSE

Floral and lemony notes / Fresh ginger and galangal / Cooling laurel and juniper / Turmeric and cinnamon / Sweet orange

TASTE

Lemongrass / and daun salam / Juniper and sweet orange / Cinnamon / Turmeric and galangal / Cubeb pepper

FINISH

Smooth / Dry / Peppery

Bobby's gin
Bobby's Pinang raci gin
Bobby's Jenever
Juniper + + +
Cinnamon + + +
Cloves ++ + -
Cardamom - - +
Coriander + ++ -
Cubeb Pepper + + +
Lemongrass ++ + +
Rose hips + - -
Fennel + - -
Ginger - + +
Tumeric - + -
Daun Salam - + -
Galangal - + -
Sweet Orange - + -
alcohol percentage 42% 42% 38%
Perfect serve: GIN & TONIC AMBON COLLINS JENEVER SPRING

Bobby's 5 years limited edition

This spirit is a unique limited edition gin celebrating Bobby’s 5-year anniversary in 2019.

Meet our new family members!

We’re making it even easier to enjoy Bobby’s Gin on the go with our new bar-quality canned drinks.