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|Country of origin||Schiedam, Netherlands|
|Variants||Regular, Citroen, Oranje|
Ketel One, also known as Ketel 1, (Dutch for: Pot still One) is a liquor brand of the Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, the Netherlands. Ketel One Vodka is distilled from 100% wheat in copper pot stills, filtered over loose charcoal, and rests in tile lined tanks until ready. Ketel One Vodka is named after the original copper pot still, “Distilleerketel #1.” The alcohol content of this spirit is 40% (80 proof). The Nolet Distillery also makes Ketel One Citroen, Ketel One Oranje and Ketel 1 Jenever.
1793 Jacobus Nolet (5th generation) acquires glass and cork factories and a printing company, and then builds the windmill, known as 'The Whale.'
1867 The Nolet family acquires an interest in shipping and begins exporting spirits to the USA.
1979 Carolus Nolet Sr. (10th generation) assumes the role of Chairman.
1983 With family recipes and techniques perfected by his ancestors, Nolet Sr. develops the Ketel One and launches it in the USA.
1991 Nolet Spirits USA was founded.
1992 Carl Nolet Jr. (11th generation) moves to the United States to further sales of Ketel One vodka.
2000 The Nolet Distillery develops the first ultra-premium, naturally-flavored vodka, Ketel One Citroen, which is launched in the USA.
2002 Ketel One reaches the 1,000,000 case mark.
2003 First national advertising campaign in the USA.
2011 Ketel One Worldwide has grown the brand to 2.000.000 cases. Ketel One is now sold in over 50 countries
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