Koval is the first small batch distillery in Chicago since the Prohibition era, and one of the leading craft distilleries in the US. It was founded in 2008, by Robert and Sonat Birnecker who abandoned their academic careers to follow their hearts.

Growing up, Robert lived near Salzburg, Austria, and was immersed in a culture of small batch distilling. Koval supports sustainable agriculture and is certified as both organic and kosher

They have expanded their product lines to Gin, Whiskey, Liqueurs. They are rated as one of the top ten small-batch distilleries in the US. 

Real legal Bourbon must be 51% corn, but the rest does not have to be rye, barley, or even wheat. At Koval they use millet from the steppes of central Asia to fill out the mash bill.

This gives this small batch, organic Bourbon sweet vanilla and spicy caramel notes in addition to the flavors of dried apricot and lemon custard with a drying tobacco finish. 

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

What does Koval taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Koval american whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.