The Ketel 1 name is recognisable, due to the Nolet's successful Ketel One Vodka, named, like this jenever, for their coal-fired No.1 pot still. This jonge jenever is based on a blend of wheat, rye and maize spirit rested in 217 litre French oak casks for a year and flavoured with 14 botanicals.
Ketel 1 Jenever was launched in 1977.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 18/07/2012
Crusty apple pie pastry with fresh pear skin and poached pears with faint cloves and star anise.
Superbly clean, very slightly sweet and mellow with light oily brazil nuts, overripe bananas, poached pears and roasted apples.
Delicately spiced, toasted cereal grain and backed apple.