When I first landed in Amsterdam to learn about genever, I told the customs guy at the airport I was here to visit the june-nuh-ver distilleries. He had no idea what I was talking about (which I thought was weird since it’s the Dutch spirit), but let me through anyway. Not long after, I learned it’s pronounced “gin-knee-ver.” This is why I don’t say things out loud.
I wrote a piece for @thealcoholprof on five gin-knee-ver distilleries you should check out if you ever visit Amsterdam. Link in bio.