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.