Koval Whiskey Gift Pack
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  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • rye
  • banana
  • caramel
  • grain
  • gently sweet
  • honey
  • apricot

Koval

Whiskey Gift Pack (0.6l, %)
Price $59.99

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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. 

Koval Four Grain is made of oat, malted barley, rye, and wheat. heavy-charred American Minnesota Oak White oak. A type of wood with a tighter grain pattern yielding a smooth Whiskey with a unique and distinct banana essence. Coupled with that smoothness and spice, it’s sort of like drinking a Bananas Foster made with Rye Whiskey.

Koval Rye 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.

Koval Bourbon starts with corn and then finishes off the mash bill with millet and the result is unlike any other Bourbon we’ve tasted so far with a fruit-forward character that compliments the sweetness of the corn. Everything else is just how you want it … new oak casks, proper aging, etc. Some folks talk a good innovation game, but Koval brings the small-batch and single-barrel goods.
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Koval Four Grain:

Appearance / Color
Cherry wood.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Banana and cream with baking spice.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich, creamy texture with orange zest and vanilla.

Finish
Long and spicy.


Koval Rye:

Appearance / Color
Golden copper.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Spicy.

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

Finish
Sweet with touches of vanilla, honey, caramel and a hint of spice.


Koval Bourbon:

Appearance / Color
Warm amber. 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mango chutney and vanilla.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dried apricots and crème brûlée with spiced caramel and a hint of tobacco.
 
Finish 
Long, smooth, and gently sweet.
 
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  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • rye
  • banana
  • caramel
  • grain
  • gently sweet
  • honey
  • apricot
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Koval is Chicago’s first distillery since the 1800s.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Koval translates to "blacksmith," in numerous Eastern European languages, but the word in Yiddish can also mean "black sheep" (aka someone who marches to the beat of a their own drum, how apropos!)
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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Character Dogson
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Koval is Chicago’s first distillery since the 1800s.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
Koval translates to "blacksmith," in numerous Eastern European languages, but the word in Yiddish can also mean "black sheep" (aka someone who marches to the beat of a their own drum, how apropos!)
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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