Barentsz Gin was founded by entrepreneur Michael Claessens in 2016. Inspired by his own Dutch heritage, London-based Claessens embarked on a journey to develop an outstanding Gin with an uncompromising passion for quality and innovation.

Given the amount of growth in the Gin market, Michael decided to launch Barentsz to accommodate the growing number of people who are looking for a fresher, less bitter and more refined Gin taste profile.

“Barentsz is different in that we actually spent time looking at the concept of Gin from the perspective of ‘mouth feel’. It was very important to us that the harsh and often bitter reputation of Gin was overcome, in order that we could create a spirit foundation of the finest quality that was soft enough to allow for more delicate and fresh botanicals – and a Gin that could actually be enjoyed neat over ice.

We found that marrying the two grains of Golden Rye and Winter Wheat created a spirit that was smoother than either one on its own. The creamy texture of the Rye gives a longer, rounded finish. Wheat adds complexity and brings out sweeter notes, which compliment the orange peel and our signature Exotic Jasmine Flowers. Our Pioneering Spirit is pot distilled in small batches to guarantee our distinctively smooth and superior taste.”

As the second generation of the family who own the world renowned company; Claessens – made famous for the creation and development of many of the worlds leading drinks brands – Michael looks to establish a global position with Barentsz Gin in the premium Gin market.

Barentsz Gin was founded by entrepreneur Michael Claessens in 2016. Inspired by his own Dutch heritage, London-based Claessens embarked on a journey to develop an outstanding Gin with an uncompromising passion for quality and innovation.

Given the amount of growth in the Gin market, Michael decided to launch Barentsz to accommodate the growing number of people who are looking for a fresher, less bitter and more refined Gin taste profile.

“Barentsz is different in that we actually spent time looking at the concept of Gin from the perspective of ‘mouth feel’. It was very important to us that the harsh and often bitter reputation of Gin was overcome, in order that we could create a spirit foundation of the finest quality that was soft enough to allow for more delicate and fresh botanicals – and a Gin that could actually be enjoyed neat over ice.

We found that marrying the two grains of Golden Rye and Winter Wheat created a spirit that was smoother than either one on its own. The creamy texture of the Rye gives a longer, rounded finish. Wheat adds complexity and brings out sweeter notes, which compliment the orange peel and our signature Exotic Jasmine Flowers. Our Pioneering Spirit is pot distilled in small batches to guarantee our distinctively smooth and superior taste.”

As the second generation of the family who own the world renowned company; Claessens – made famous for the creation and development of many of the worlds leading drinks brands – Michael looks to establish a global position with Barentsz Gin in the premium Gin market.