Ketel One (750ml)
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The Nolet distillery was founded in 1691 by Joannes Nolet about an hour outside of Amsterdan on the outskirts of Schiedam. At this point, the distillery was focused on producing Jenever: a highly aromatic Dutch spirit renowned for both its flavour and medicinal properties. Over 300 years later, the Nolet distillery is still thriving and is currently managed by the 10th and 11th generations of Nolet distillers.
Crisp and clean with a silky mouthfeel and a slight suggestion of vanilla and citrus on the finish that would be perfect for a martini.
When Carolus Nolet took control of the Nolet Distillery in 1979, he was eager to expand their portfolio and modernize the distillery’s offerings. After a business trip to the United States and witnessing the cocktail culture there, Carolus was convinced that the Nolet distillery had to create a vodka that lacked the harshness that he found in most available. Carolus felt that the harshness of most vodkas was largely due to their lack of richness and drew inspiration for his vodka from the family’s oldest coal-fired copper pot still: Ketel One.
Ketel One is made from 100% winter wheat and most of it is then distilled in an efficient and computerized column still which produces exceptionally pure distillate. Where Ketel One differentiates itself is that a portion of the spirit is distilled in copper pot stills which are less efficient but produce a much richer and rounder-bodied spirit. Afterwards, these two spirits are blended together and and each batch must get the approval of the Nolet family before being bottled at 40% ABV and sold.