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Ketel One Vodka

Ketel One Vodka


By Robert Plotkin

Ketel One is a popular phenomenon centuries in the making. The super-premium brand can trace its origin to 1691, when the Nolet family built a distillery in Schiedam, Holland. For 10 generations, the family has been distilling the finest handcrafted spirits using the techniques and recipes perfected by Joannes Nolet and his successors.

Ketel One Vodka is made according to strict quality standards. It is distilled in small batches entirely from select wheat. The final distillation occurs in centuries old, alembic copper pot stills. After distillation, the vodka is rested in tile-lined tanks to allow the spirit to become fully integrated.

The famous brand drinks like a handcrafted vodka. Ketel One Vodka has pristine clarity and a gloriously round, flawlessly textured body. The vodka's subtle yet pleasing bouquet is laced with the aromas of citrus and toasted grain. The pleasure continues as the vodka fills the mouth with layers of sweet and spicy flavors that last long into the elegant finish.

Like its world-class sibling, Ketel One Citroen Vodka is elegant and essentially flawless. The vodka is crystal clear and has a wafting bouquet of tree ripened limes and lemons. The zesty palate is endowed with a refreshing, true to fruit citrus flavor that persists well into the relaxed and lingering finish. This is an unsurpassed treat for the all the senses, from stem to stern.

The Ketel One siblings are exemplary vodkas that know no creative limitations.


Ketel One Vodka Recipes

Bomb Pop
Bucket glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
1 oz. Midori
1 oz. DeKuyper Watermelon Pucker
1 oz. lemon sour mix
Shake and strain
Fill with lemon–lime soda
Chocolate Orange Drop Martini
Cocktail glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 3/4 oz. Ketel One Vodka
3/4 oz. White Creme de Cacao
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
3/4 oz. fresh orange juice
Stir and strain
Lemon wheel garnish
Original Lolas Apple Martini, The
Cocktail glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
1 1/2 oz. DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
3/4 oz. fresh lemon sour mix
Shake and strain
Granny Smith apple slice garnish