in Schiedam in 1691 by Joannes Nolet, 10 generations of the Nolet Family
have overseen the continuous operation of the company from its beginning
to the present day. Today,
the modern factory complete with its own windmill, exports vodka and
geneva around the world.
Nolet windmill, completed in 1985, supplies auxillary power to the distillery and
is not used for milling grain for the distilling process.
recognised " Ketel 1 " vodka brand is named in honour of their
traditional distilling Kettle Number One - which maintains a prominent
position and role in the distillery.
the gin bottle collector, Nolet has some desirable items to collect
NOLET - pinch waisted gin with seal
NOLET - pictorial seal featuring GAMECOCK
NOLET - pictorial seal featuring OSTRICH ( this is a point of conjecture -
the bird could be the same as IAI NOLET with a CROWNED PEACOCK )
NOLET - pictorial seal featuring CROWNED PEACOCK
Dutch language sometimes replaces "J" with "I" - so
the bottles featuring the brand names J.A.J NOLET and I.A.I. NOLET are the
same era and the same company. Refer to the picture of the GAMECOCK on
this page - which displays both initials on the same label.