Ketel One Distiller Reflects on Lessons Learned From Three Centuries of Generations

Even though three centuries have gone by since the Holland-based Nolet Distillery was first established by Joannes Nolet in 1691, the business is still in the family. The purveyors of Ketel One Vodka are now in their 11th generation, with brothers Bob and Carl Jr. continuing the work of their esteemed family. Last year we talked with Bob Nolet in Amsterdam, and we now have finally caught up with his American counterpart, Carl Jr. Not only did Carl share his favorite cocktail (here’s a hint: it's shaken, not stirred), he also chatted about learning from his father and working closely with bartenders.

Chad Chisholm

Chad Chisholm is a professional photographer and travel writer. Marrying the two together, his travels have taken him across the world, staying in everything from Parisian Penthouses to huts in Ecuador in the rainforest. His work has been published in ISLANDS, Afar, WildJunket, AAA publications, and more. To see Chad's photographic work, visit ...(Read More)

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