Tess Posthumus & Flying Dutchmen Cocktails

Some years ago, I was born and raised in Breda, a city in the south of Holland. I moved to Amsterdam after a gap year in Australia and Asia and started studying Media & Culture, at the University of Amsterdam. A year later I also started the study Sociology at the same university.

In 2012 I finished my bachelor degree after researching the beverage choices of 007 in my thesis ‘Transmediating sexist dinosaurs. James Bond and his journey of product placement‘. With my studies I mainly focussed on drinking cultures and summer 2014 I’ve graduated for my masters degree in Sociology. I researched another alcohol related subject, this time the effects of globalisation on the Dutch genever market.

Because I learned so much more about this spirit after writing about it for half a year, I decided to share my newfound knowledge and start a blog on this subject. Genever, or jenever in Dutch, is a very interesting spirit and there is a lot more to learn about it. Also for me. That’s why in the blog category ‘Genever Journey’, I’ll let you in on my latest discoveries and I look forward to your feedback and questions.

Tess Posthumus