14th May 2016 marks the 325th anniversary of our treasured distillery and we’re inviting family and friends across the globe into our home, to join us to celebrate. 

Centred in the heart of Schiedam, the Netherlands, our distillery was established in 1691 by our great, great, great… (you get the picture?) Grandfather, Joannes Nolet, and has since passed through the hands of 11 generations; each generation expanding their knowledge to improve our distilling techniques to enable us to produce the highest quality of spirits. It’s where Carolus Nolet - the 10th Generation - first merged our old world pot-still with modern distillation techniques to create Ketel One Vodka, the vodka you all know and love today.


There are few alcohol beverage makers that can look back over the past 300 years, put their hands on their hearts and say; ‘our family inspired this.’ Still to this day, every bottle is personally approved by our family, to guarantee Ketel One’s signature crisp quality. To us, our family is everything; it makes us who we are today and as we’ve grown, luckily for us, so has our global family.

As our distillery turns 325, we will be throwing our biggest celebration yet; inviting more than 400 of our closest family and friends from across the world to celebrate the occasion with a traditional Dutch ‘proost’. So join us and raise a glass – Tweet or Instagram your ‘toast’ with the hashtag #Proost325 to celebrate with us! 


Distilled in a copper ketel for the smoothest possible finish



10 generations of nolet family experience go into every bottle



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