Rutte Old Simon Genever is said to be the founding recipe from the founder Simone Rutte and named for him. With juniper, it includes walnuts, hazelnuts, coriander, angelica, mace, berries, and a set of secret botanicals. This is an unusual blend for contemporary dry gin, particularly with respect to nuts. It is bottled a milder 70 proof and could possibly be considered a flavored gin.
Rutte Distillateurs is named for the Rutte family, beginning with Simon Rutte in 1872 beginning with gin. The company has been through 7 generations of Rutte owners and regards themselves as the smallest distillery in Holland operating in the modern era, claiming "that's the way we like it."