This empty bottle was purchased in 1957 with white crème de menthe. Music plays Skater's Waltz. Background Lucas Bols B.V is the world's oldest distillery brand, and the oldest active company of any kind in the Netherlands. It was established in 1575 on the outskirts of Amsterdam, and grew during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century into a large prosperous international company. The 19th century saw the company change hands several times, and during the first half of the 20th century Bols opened distilleries in countries around the world including the U.S, Spain, Canada, France, Poland.