To commemorate 325 years of family distilling excellence at the Nolet Distillery, where Carl Nolet Sr., 10th generation Master Distiller, first created Ketel One Vodka, a beautiful, new limited-edition bottle is being launched. Portraying the family’s history in an exclusive and elaborate design, the striking copper bottle will be available to buy from Harvey Nichols from mid-March.
Dressed in copper matte plating as a nod to the important role copper pot distillation plays in creating Ketel One Vodka, the commemorative bottle draws inspiration from traditional Dutch spirit bottles. Eleven coins decorate the bottle, representing each of the 11 generations of Nolet distillers. In addition, and for the first time, 11th generation distillers Carl Nolet Jr. and Bob Nolet will have their signatures featured on the back of the bottle.
Bob Nolet, 11th Generation of the Nolet Distillery, which produces Ketel One Vodka, said: “Ketel One Vodka is a marriage of old world pot still craft and modern distilling techniques. We wanted to reflect this and commemorate 325 years of our family’s dedication to distilling excellence in this special and limited edition bottle.
“The design of the bottle honours the Nolet family’s unique distilling heritage, from the colour and the coins to the artwork and – of course – the Nolet family crest. We’re incredibly proud of our dedication to distilling excellence, which has been carefully passed down through 11 generations of the Nolet family over the past 325 years and inspired my father to create Ketel One vodka. Even now we personally taste each and every single production of Ketel One Vodka before it’s bottled, ensuring perfection every time. Here’s to the next 325 years!”
Additional features on the limited edition bottle include the ironwork-inspired design featured across the front and back of the bottle, which signifies the real-life ironwork design featured above the main entrance of the distillery and the Nolet family crest, which symbolises the values and characteristics, including courage, authenticity and wisdom, that each generation has displayed in building the family’s distilling business over the last 325 years.
In true Nolet tradition, the family will be celebrating the distillery’s 325th anniversary on May 14th 2016, with a large party at the distillery in Schiedam, and is inviting customers from across the globe to join in and send a ‘Proost’ photo to the Ketel One Facebook page at 3.25pm in Holland (2.25pm in the UK) to help celebrate the moment.
The Ketel One Vodka limited edition bottle will be available exclusively at Harvey Nichols nationwide for £45.