Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)


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It’s just magic.

Koval is the first small batch distillery in Chicago since the dark days of 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, so perhaps this is destiny. For those of us who love great spirits, it is just good luck for us!  

The distillery supports sustainable agriculture and is certified as both organic and kosher—there’ll be no outsourcing for these kids. In eight short years they have expanded their miracle-working to … geez, just about everything from Gin, to Whiskey, to Liqueurs, and a bunch of other fiddly things, all of them professionally crafted and tasty-good. In fact, they are rated as one of the top ten small-batch distilleries in the US. 

Rye Whiskey Business 101: rule number one- rye is the majority shareholder. In order to be called a Rye Whiskey, at least 51% of the mash bill must be rye grain. The folks at Koval take Whiskey-nomics to an entirely new level…try 100% Rye.

You read correctly. This Whiskey is produced from 100% organic rye sourced from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest. Aged from 18-24 months in 30-gallon, new charred oak barrels, this single grain Whiskey is not only pure rye, it's surprisingly light and fresh on the tongue. Rather than a kick, there's just a kiss of spice on the finish. How the hell do they do it? Pure magic.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    100% Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Chicago
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery

Flavour Spiral™

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spicy
rye
cinnamon
vanilla
honey
caramel
port
sweet
oak
What does Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Koval Single Barrel Rye 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.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden copper

Nose/ Smell / Aroma
Spicy

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Full bodied, cinnamon, rye and baking spices

Finish
Sweet with touches of vanilla, honey, caramel and a hint of spice
Ratings & Reviews
steve
steve,
Very smooth rye. Soft honey opening with smooth oak and rye finish.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Better with ice. Good, but not as smooth as some of the other Ryes.
 
Scott
Scott,
So Good! Will be purchasing more!
 
Heather
Heather,
Loved it. Smooth
 
Luis
Luis,
A flavorful Rye. Tastes of vanilla and cloves, oaky with a smooth low burn on the finish. I really like this Rye!
 
john
john,
Very smooth with a bit of sweet on the end. My fave at the moment.
 
Louie
Louie,
Unfortunately I was suffering from a sinus infection when I got my bottle of this stuff so I can really say much. Except it was really smooth and help my throat not feel like razor blades were slicing my throat. I do wish it would have been higher in abv that's really about it. I don't think I'll be buying this one again anytime soon. I might give it another shot in the future if the come out with a higher abv expression.
 
Adam
Adam,
Rye, cinnamon, vanilla; not to spicy
 
Kathy
Kathy,
So far, this is one of my favorite rye whiskies. I prefer a lighter side rye on the rocks and this fits the bill. No burn and a great finish.
 
Courtney
Courtney,
The initial burn made me question this at first, but it mellows quickly and has a nice finish. I wouldn’t drink this neat, but adding an ice cube, or a couple drops of water opens it up nicely and levels out that kick
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Definitely a mixer. Not worth the price.
 
SETH
SETH,
did not like the pepper kick of the bat but the smooth long finish made up for it.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Great for an Old Fashioned.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Great to make and old fashioned with.
 
Steve
Steve,
Smooth. Great flavor. Not as spicy as most Ryes, but overall great whiskey
 
Beth
Beth,
Smooth, with the spice coming through the vanilla and honey.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Very smooth, not strong alcohol taste, caramel helps it roll around in your mouth nicely.
 
Alyson
Alyson,
Tasty smooth a little sweet creamy Carmel
 
Jose
Jose,
Very smooth tasting.
 
Michael
Michael,
Excellent!
 
The
The,
Easy drinking rye.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
This is a surprisingly sweet rye. I am stunned that it's from 100% rye mash. There are definitely the earthy rye notes but like the others say there are more prevalent notes of vanilla and perhaps honey. It's very well balanced. Great buy! It's perhaps better than a lot of bourbons (which I generally prefer).
 
Michael
Michael,
I like and kosher too
 
JUSTIN
JUSTIN,
This is the best rye whiskey in my opinion. I'll definitely be buying more.
 
Mike
Mike,
Very Smooth. The finish is excellent, and easy to identify the flavors hidden within. Excellent Rye.
 
Todd
Todd,
Very smooth and clean finish. Little honey and very light vanilla tones. Similar to Red Breast 12 yr. Except this is smoother. Right in line with Basil Hayden. I would buy it again.
 
Matt
Matt,
I found the Koval Rye to be smooth, tasty, and easy on the palate, on the rocks or with splash of ginger ale. I would recommend it to those whose taste are more tailored to smoother blends.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Beautiful and sweet
 
Casey
Casey,
Very smooth with a tasty finish.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Great flavor! Not too stout, not too sweet, just right.
 
James
James,
Smooth, light taste. Not overly sweet.
 
Dawn
Dawn,
Very smooth for a rye whiskey. Very enjoyable
 
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