Ketel One Vodka at Third Base Market & Spirits
For those in search of premium vodka that encapsulates both tradition and innovation, Third Base Market & Spirits is pleased to offer Ketel One Vodka. Hailing from Schiedam, Netherlands, and crafted by the Nolet family with over 300 years of distillation expertise, Ketel One stands as an exemplary vodka made with non-GMO European wheat and modern distillation techniques.
- Name: Ketel One Vodka
- Type: Wheat Vodka
- Age: Unaged
- Region: Schiedam, Netherlands
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Crystal-clear transparency that mirrors the vodka's purity, a result of meticulous filtration and distillation processes.
On the nose, Ketel One greets you with a refined blend of fresh, mild fragrances. There's a light cereal aroma from the premium European wheat, combined with subtle hints of citrus zest and white pepper that elevate its complexity.
On the palate, Ketel One delivers what the nose promises: a crisp, clean, and genuinely balanced drinking experience. Notes of honey and sweet grain characteristics impart a soft, round mouthfeel. The citrus undertones appear mid-palate, adding a mild zesty quality without overwhelming the fundamental smoothness of the vodka.
The finish is exceptionally clean, leaving just a trace of natural sweetness and a gentle warmth that dissipates quickly. It doesn’t have a cloying aftertaste, which makes it versatile for both sipping neat or as a base for cocktails.
The texture is surprisingly creamy, in part due to the masterful distillation and the quality of the grain used. This lends a luxurious mouthfeel that contradicts the preconceptions many may have about vodka being a "neutral spirit."
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Ketel One Vodka is a testament to how time-honored methods and family passion can result in a top-tier spirit that resonates with both traditionalists and modern drinkers. Its balanced character and robust yet nuanced flavor profile make it not just an excellent base for a wide range of cocktails but also a delightful sipper on its own.
This exceptional vodka is readily available, making it a convenient and distinguished choice for both seasoned aficionados and those new to the vodka category. Its versatility and quality have earned it a well-deserved space on our shelves and should secure a spot in your home bar as well.
In summary, Ketel One Vodka offers a sublime balance of traditional craftsmanship and modern distilling techniques, resulting in a product that is both versatile and elegant. Whether consumed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation for a complex cocktail, its refined character and rich mouthfeel set it apart as a vodka of remarkable quality.
Packaging was fabulous. Federal express delivery was much, much slower than normal, but I understand the current situation is beyond the control of the vendor.