The origins of Bols Liqueurs date back to the days of Lucas Bols, the founder of Bols Royal Distilleries. Lucas Bols started distilling back in the late sixteenth century, in 1575. He began distilling spirits and liqueurs in a small distillery in what is now the centre of Amsterdam and experimented with new herbs, spices, and exotic fruits that were brought from around the world by Dutch merchants.
Today, Bols supplies 27 high-quality liqueurs to over 100 countries worldwide and is the only international brand to exclusively target the trade. Bols also runs a successful interactive business-to-business website with a database of over 11,000 drink recipes supplied by bartenders across the globe. Irish man, Philip Duff is the Cocktail Master Trainer at the BOLS Bartending Academy in Amsterdam.