“Van Gogh was the name of a famous Dutch artist, a creator of important and colorful paintings. We believe we are creators of Dutch vodkas with a broad palette of tastes and colors, it is a name that makes sense for us.” — Tim Vos, Master Distiller
Super premium Van Gogh Vodka, Van Gogh’s flavored vodkas and Van Gogh Gin are distilled and bottled by the Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries in Schiedam, Holland. The city is famous since the 16th century not only because of the excellent water quality but also for innovation in distillation sciences. The Royal Dirkzwager Distillery is a family owned business, passed down from father to son since 1879 received in 2005 a Royal Appointment by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for 125 years of consistent excellence and reliable quality. Over the years the distillery expanded and needed more space for bottling lines, distilling tanks, pot stills and inventory. Rebuilding and modernizing the distillery is an ongoing process and always under the supervision of the Holland Monument Society.
Handmade in small batches by our own Master Distiller Tim Vos, Van Gogh Vodka is painstakingly crafted using only the finest fruit, grains and purified water. The grain alcohol goes through a multiple distillation process followed by an all-natural double infusion flavoring process. This innovative six-week procedure, pioneered by the Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries, creates Van Gogh Vodka’s signature smooth taste. The state-of-the-art equipment ensures a smooth and quality controlled bottling process which is handled in a very efficient way. Three, dedicated, bottling lines are covering the Van Gogh needs for 1750ml, 1000ml, 750ml and 50ml bottle sizes.
Tim Vos was born in The Hague, Holland in1956 into a distilling family. Growing up in the business, he worked closely with his father and grandfather in a distillery run by his family. Eventually, the family business was sold, but Vos stayed for another ten years, continuing to hone his skills. In 2001, Vos joined Royal Dirkzwager and immediately began working with the distillery to modernize equipment and establish the highest standards in the production of Van Gogh.
Vos finds it most exciting to work on new flavors. “Sourcing the right raw materials, fine-tuning the recipe, attaining that perfect balance between flavor intensity, aroma and texture, it is always a kick to get all this right.”