Koval Single Barrel Millet Whiskey

Koval

Single Barrel Millet Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)


6.6/10
Price:
$49.99
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The Kosher Whiskey.

Craft distilleries used to be popular in Chicago in the times and reigns of Big Al, but after the prohibition they were all shut down. It wasn’t until 2008, when the Koval distillery re-ignited the trade in Chicago. It's one of the first small batch distilleries in Chicago, and one of the leading craft distilleries in the US. It was founded in 2008 by a young couple, Robert and Sonat, who chose to follow their hearts, instead of a logical career path based on their university degrees. Growing up Robert, who lived near Salzburg, Austria, was immersed in a culture of small batch distilling, which he effectively integrated into Koval and all of its products. The distillery supports sustainable agriculture by producing only organic and kosher spirits and also make everything themselves – from mashing of the grains to the bottling. No outsourcing.   
With their approach they declared their grain-to-bottle mentality which means that every step of the production is carefully planned and exists only because it is the only acceptable way to do the things as they want them to be. This mentality brought them numerous awards and they are recognized for being one of America’s top independent, small-batch spirit producers.

Koval Single Barrel Millet Whiskey is aged in American oak casks for three years. This kosher and certified organic Whiskey is a real treat and a must-try for anybody who is up for something different.   

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  • Style
    Single Barrel Millet Whiskey
  • Region
    Chicago
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Koval
  • Age
    3 Year Old
  • Single Cask?
    Yes

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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pear
caramel
peach
ginger
grain
oak
vanilla
apricot
apple
What does Koval Single Barrel Millet Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Koval Single Barrel Millet 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.
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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but a final filter through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln Country Process) is what some producers say differentiates Tennessee whiskey from its Kentucky cousin. The finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey gold

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smell of apple, pear, peach and ginger brings us straight to an orchard, when roasted nuts and caramel gently kick in.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A real pleasantry of fruits with hints of caramel, pear, cedar, anise and the grain itself.

Finish
A long and satisfying finish with an oily touch that combines all that is good in even something better.

Flavor Spiral
Pear, caramel, peach, grain, charred, vanilla, ginger, oak, apricot.
 
 
Ratings & Reviews
anonymous
anonymous,
Love the millet taste.
Matthew
Matthew,
Very smooth and has an excellent finish if a tiny bit artificial
Richard
Richard,
Such a different whisky. Weird nose. Very grainy and floral. I get grass, medows, hay lofts. Finish is sweet and short. Very candy like
James
James,
Excellent whiskey, loved it!
Lukas
Lukas,
Delicious!
Daniel
Daniel,
n/a
Hans
Hans,
This was odd
Samuel
Samuel,
This is definitely a favorite. Of the five whisk(e)y that I have tried as of yet, this is one that I did not turn my nose up at.
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth with a sharp note, delicious.
Bas
Bas,
A bit too sharp for me
Johnmark
Johnmark,
that was fantastic
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
delicious...
Jarett
Jarett,
Metallic noise but pleasant char and oak
Andy
Andy,
Just perfect.
Shawn
Shawn,
Strong char with a jack flavor with a bit of a burnie finish
Graham
Graham,
Orange citrus on the nose but then it turns very lemon on the palette with a strong alcohol note on the finish.
Casey
Casey,
Not too bad. As described in the flavor spiral.
Sean
Sean,
The best of the three I had. Amazing flavor and finish
Justin
Justin,
Very very good - exceedingly smooth.
Cliff
Cliff,
Tips my list as a reasonably priced whiskey. Full of flavor and amazingly smooth.
Christopher
Christopher,
I enjoyed it. Not overly complex, but good flavor that goes down smooth.
Christopher
Christopher,
Unique, but bite is too heavy. Not really enjoyable.
Hugh
Hugh,
Very smooth, clean taste. It was a strong flavor, but not as complex as Writers Tears in the starter pack.
Greg
Greg,
It was amazingly sooth!
Danny
Danny,
Very smooth with some nice sweetness, great finish
Gregory
Gregory,
This is a nice smooth whiskey from the tasting pack. Initially it seemed a sweet but the long finish carries some of the deeper flavor that mellow out the sweetness. Might seek a full bottle of this one.
Justin
Justin,
Strong start but it's got a very smooth finish and somewhat smokey aftertaste. Definitely recommend.
Sharon
Sharon,
So far out of our first tasting pack this is our favorite. Just having trouble finding out how to purchase a bottle.
Mani
Mani,
Weird taste
iamERICan
iamERICan,
Awesome!!! Can Taste The Charred
Jason
Jason,
Pleasant nose with pear overtones. Crisp, sharp bite with lingering, fruity finish.
Gregory
Gregory,
I was wowed. This thing tastes amazing. For some reason I taste licorice a lot.
Craig
Craig,
Harsh, bitter. Didn't care for this at all.
Adrian
Adrian,
Strong smell, weird taste. Too sweet!
Virgil
Virgil,
Very good with unique notes that sets it apart!
Matthew
Matthew,
Pleasantly surprised at first, based on other reviews. That pleasant surprise quickly turned sour as the Koval seems to have a quick after taste of medicine. Oddly enough though, a few minutes after finishing the first pour, I wanted another
Thomas
Thomas,
Aged pear on nose. Hit with some spice but quickly over run by the acetone like grain
Michael
Michael,
Loved it
Nick
Nick,
Harsh, a bit too much burn that overpowers the flavor
Maurizio
Maurizio,
Light. No bitterness. Smooth.
Alan
Alan,
Loved it.
Phillip
Phillip,
I did not care for this. I felt like the smell and taste of cloves was just to overwhelming for my taste.
Michael
Michael,
As a whisky, not that pleasant. But it works fine as a snaps.
Corey
Corey,
Smells like pinewood sawdust, and sort of taste like it too. Harsh/burns down the hatch. Not something I'd have again. This is a mixer whiskey. Enjoy with a Coke.
Janis
Janis,
I'm being generous with 3 stars. It smells like paint thinner and the taste isn't much better. Just awful.
Brett
Brett,
Not a fan at all
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Smelled and tasted like plastic. Maybe bad bottle?
Colin
Colin,
Not impressed
Bryan
Bryan,
I enjoyed the fruity aromas but it tasted watered down and somewhat flat. Not complex and very short finish.
Scott
Scott,
Smells like paint and was not something I would want to drink again.
KENNETH
KENNETH,
very unusual, would like to try the koval rye, but this one has a terrible solventy nose and watery flat taste. Not complex. Not interesting. Very unusual taste - just not for me.
Deja
Deja,
Smells like bananas but tastes like burnt wood.
Jacob
Jacob,
Fruity on the nose, relatively smooth finish. Light in color.
Matt
Matt,
The chai tea of whiskeys.
Christopher
Christopher,
Fruity. Oddly so.
Joshua
Joshua,
It's sweet and a little chewy. Perfect pair with building a frustrating bed frame from IKEA.
Rick
Rick,
Not bad. A mild nose, with a sweet flavor, like a dessert. Would not buy a bottle, but would order if in Chicago.
Vladimir
Vladimir,
Smooth. Millet whisky is delish-nish!
Franck
Franck,
Fun and kasher whisky, taste it you'll Be surprised
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