The name Ketel One is derived from Distilleerketel Number 1, a Dutch word meaning 'pot still.' It is probably one of the only vodkas in the world to be named after a key element in its production process.
Copper Pot Still
The hand-drawn illustration on the front of the bottle is of the original copper pot still 'Distilleerketel Number 1,' after which the vodka is named.
The Master Distiller is an artist of exactness, taking pride in crafting a crisp, sophisticated vodka unlike any other.
The distillery was founded over 300 years ago in 1691 by Joannes Nolet, the beginning of a long family tradition of distilling expertise.
Sometimes regarded as one of the capitals of spirits, Schiedam is the place where brandy and jenever (Dutch gin) were apparently invented.
Nolet Family, 10 Generations
On the front label is the Nolet family crest, and on the back is a list of the 10 Generations. The meaning of this iconic crest can be traced back centuries. In mythology, the unicorn is the only foe the lion fears. On the Nolet family crest, these majestic creatures represent courage and the fighting spirit.
Symbolism of the Colors:
Blue - Science & Truth
Red - Sacrifice & Courage
Green - Mildness & Hope
Silver - Loyalty
Gold - Wisdom & Wealth
The bottle was designed in the style of an original Dutch stone spirit bottle.
The only change made to the Ketel One Vodka bottle shape came at the request of bartenders. The neck was lengthened so bartenders could get a better hold of it, making it easier to hold and pour for better cocktail making.