Bols (brand)

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Poster by Henri Privat-Livemont (1901)

Bols is a brand name used by Lucas Bols, a Dutch distiller of alcoholic beverages. The brand line currently consists of vodkas, gins, genevers and liqueurs. Bols has been extant since 1575, and claims to be the oldest distillery brand in the world.[1] The brand is now distributed in 110 countries, and the liqueur line has over 30 different flavors. As the result of an earlier divestiture, in Eastern Europe the Bols brand is owned by Central European Distribution Corporation.

It is Ray Charles's choice of drink in the movie Ray.[2]


  1. ^ "About the Company". Lucas Bols. Lucas Bols, B.V. Retrieved 2007-09-17. Lucas Bols BV is the oldest Dutch company still active, and the oldest distillery brand in the world. 
  2. ^ Regan, Gaz (April 21, 2005). "Genever gin improves a Rembrandt". SFGate. Retrieved April 5, 2016.