In the year 1575 Family Bols started a small distillery in the heart of old Amsterdam. In the 17th century the Damrak was de route to exotic products such as sweet orange and juniper, to the heart of transport in Amsterdam. Lucas Bols was inspired by these imports and made with a combination of exotic herbs and spices a soft Dutch alternative to the often bitter London dry gins. Lucas Bols distillery still faces the Damrak. Since each batch Damrak Amsterdam Original Gin is perfectly designed and perfectly blended.