Ketel One is a brand of vodka owned by Diageo and made in Scheidam, the Netherlands by the Nolet distillery. The Nolet family are eleventh-generation distillers going back to Johannes Nolet, who in 1691 opened a genever distillery in the port city of Scheidam. 

The Nolet distillery is famous for The Whale -- a giant windmill built in 1793 by Jacobus Nolet that still exists today. 

The Ketel One brand was launched in 1983 by Carolus Nolet, and now includes a citrus flavor and an orange flavor. Ketel One is distilled from wheat in a pot still, and filtered through charcoal, then rests in tanks lined with tile. Ketel One is bottled at 80 proof. 

Ketel One Website

Some popular cocktails containing Ketel One

  • Pearly Queen — Vodka, Pear liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Bitters
  • Sunomono — Vodka, Ginger liqueur, Amaro, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Orgeat
  • Slow Ride — Vodka, Cucumber Vodka, Aromatized wine, Elderflower liqueur, Crème de Violette, Bitters, Aloe vera liqueur
  • Lavender Sky — Vodka, Crème de Violette, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Aloe vera liqueur, Lime juice