The Eleven Generations Behind Ketel One

The Nolet family has crafted spirits in The Netherlands for centuries, but a trip to SF inspired a special vodka

An hour outside of Amsterdam, the Nolet Distillery lies at the outskirts of Schiedam, the Netherlands—a small municipality in South Holland that was once one of the largest spirit producers in the world. A series of interconnected buildings and a large windmill form the operational landscape and, while the windmill is a recent addition (completed in 2005), it powers almost 20% of the Nolet Distillery’s …