Sustainability

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The windmill and sustainability

Schiedam is famous for its windmills, previously used to process the grain used in jenever production. Accordingly, as part of the development of the distillery, Carolus Nolet decided to build a landmark windmill.

Built to the traditional Stellingmolen design, it looks like it dates from the same period as the surviving historical windmills in Schiedam, but its vintage-looking sails are cleverly disguised aerofoils and the giant windmill is actually a 21st-century wind turbine, providing power towards the running of the distillery – with surplus power contributing to the Dutch national grid.

Commissioned in 2005, the windmill is believed to be the largest of its type in the world. It houses a reception, exhibition areas, bar and cinema over its ten floors.

Nolet Distillery

Status: Operational
Established: 1691
Visitor Policy: Visitors by appointment only
Tel: +31 10 246 2929
Website: Nolet Distillery
Address: 14 Hoofdstraat, P/O Box 38, Schiedam, 3100 AA
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Ketel One Vodka

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

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Ketel One Citroen vodka

Ketel One Citroen was launched in 2000 and is created by infusing Ketel One vodka with citrus essential oils essence. Two different types of lemon from

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Ketel One Oranje Vodka

Ketel One Oranje was launched on 30 April 2010 to coincide with Queen's Day, a national holiday in The Netherlands honouring the Queen's official birthday.

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Ketel One Cucumber & Mint

Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint is made by infusing Ketel One vodka with natural botanicals and then re-distilling the infusion in a copper pot still.

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Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose

Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose is made by infusing Ketel One vodka with natural botanicals and then re-distilling the infusion in a copper pot still.

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Ketel One Peach & Orange Blossom

Ketel One Botanicals are made by infusing Ketel One vodka with natural botanicals and then re-distilling the infusion in a copper pot still. The distillate

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Nolet's Silver Dry Gin

Made from wheat and flavoured with traditional botanicals including citrus, orris root, liquorice and, of course, juniper alongside contemporary ingredients

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Nolet's The Reserve Dry Gin

Nolet's Reserve Gin is the personal creation of Carolus Nolet Sr. and he alone approves each batch before bottling. The botanicals used include: saffron

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Ketel 1 Jonge

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

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Ketel 1 Matuur

This oak cask matured expression of the much respected Ketel One jenever was released by the Nolet family in 2015 to their domestic Dutch market.