Vodka is a great spirit for summer cocktails. Light and refreshing often mixed or infused with citrus or cucumber. Moscow Mules are just perfect for hot days by the pool.
Nolet family’s Ketel One Vodka
Have you done a vodka blind tasting? Last year I attended a Ketel One event with Karl Nolet Jr in Scottsdale and through a blind tasting I learned that Ketel One is one of my favorite vodkas. I love attending tasting events especially when there is a blind tasting component. It really gives you a chance to experience the flavors and decide for yourself what you like not being influenced by advertising, packaging and other outside influences.
The Nolet family has been distilling since 1691 and it remains a family run business today. Karl Nolet Jr is a 7th generation distiller. Made from 100% non-gmo winter grown wheat in Europe. Quality ingredients do make a difference.
Ketel One Botanicals
Ketel One recently introduced a line of botanicals adding on their to their flavors vodkas which already includes Ketal One Citron and Ketel One Orange.
- Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose
- Ketel One Botanical Peach & Blossom
- Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint
Ketel One Botanicals Phoenix Launch
Earlier this week Ketel One hosted launch event at Culinary Dropout in Tempe. Karl Nolet Jr gave an overview of the family business and explained a bit about the distilling process of the new botanicals. This was followed by a blind tasting of several vodka brands and a tasting of the line of flavored vodkas.
There were also plenty of cocktails using the new botanicals along Culinary Dropout’s tasty food.
Ketel One Vodka
disclosure: I was invited to the Phoenix Ketel One Botanicals Launch Party. All opinions are my own.