Ketel One Distiller Bob Nolet Chats The Industry And The Impact Of Trends

Founded in 1691 in Schiedam, Holland, Ketel One distillery still stands as a monument today. Much expanded since its humble beginnings, the waterfront structures were ideally placed for grain trade, and remain a scenic location and destination. Complete with distillery, bottling, shipping, and storage facilities, the encampment is also home to an art gallery and rooftop bar. Several historic pieces are on display throughout the Ketel One property, with everything from original bottles to recent memorabilia exhibited. The No. 1 copper pot still, for which the vodka is named, is still in use to this day and is a picture-perfect look to yesteryear and the beginnings of the company.

We sat down with 11th generation distiller Bob Nolet to ask about the industry he so loves and what the future holds for this esteemed company and industry.