The Dutch refer to their pot stills as 'ketels', thus this vodka is named after the Nolet's original 1864 'Distilleerketel #1' which is still used in the production process. Spirit distilled in this and other copper alembic stills is blended with highly rectified column still wheat neutral spirit.
One of the original, premium vodkas. Ketel One vodka is distilled from wheat grain using multiple column distillations, copper pot distillation, periods of resting and charcoal filtration.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 20/07/2023
Crystal clear, bright.
Clean, mineral, wet flint with light white pepper.
Superbly clean with a slight cracked black pepper tingle and silky soft mouthfeel. Delicately flavoured with faint notes of fennel, citrus and sweet liquorice.
Cleansing and crisp with a lively cracked black pepper tingle.
The addition of a small amount of pot-still finished distillate to a clean neutral wheat spirit base adds character to this vodka but without the heavy notes associated with 100% pot-still vodkas. Consistently, one of our favourite vodkas since first sampling over 25 years ago.