When we first set out for this ride with the band Black Nazareth, we decided that we should embrace the rich and illustrious history of this city of Schiedam at the rivers. Schiedam is well known for the distilleries and malthouses and production of jenever (genever). This was the town’s main industry during the early Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th century, a dark period to which it owed its former nickname “Zwart Nazareth” or “Black Nazareth”. It is uncertain what the real origin is from this name but legend has it that the city was blackened of all the coal, the citizens where drunk of the alcohol fumes and god had forsaken the town. “What good can come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46).
At that time in 2017 we also decided we must celebrate the link to our hometown with our own typically Schiedam genever. Black, hard, strong and, like the band, unique. And so we did:
From the blackened grounds of a city fuelled by years and years of distilling we present the Black Nazareth No3, Genuine Dutch Genever. Originally crafted in Schiedam, Holland and infused with the best elements to make a legendary drink.This genever is traditionally distilled by Serious Bee Distillers with the finest ingredients: malted barley, rye, corn, wheat, juniper berry, ginger, clove, raspberry leaf, elderflower, honey and vanilla.