KOVAL controls every step of the spirit-making process: From milling the locally grown grain to distilling, barrelling, and finally bottling.
KOVAL Distillery’s organic, single barrel bourbon has the requisite mash bill of at least 51% corn, but instead of the usual rye or wheat supplement, they have included one of the main cereals of Asia and Africa. Millet is a gluten-free ancient sustenance grain, and like corn, has a history of working in the spirits industry, albeit in Nepal, where it has long been celebrated as a libation of choice. Tucked away in a charred new American oak barrel to age, millet and corn learn to complement each other, neither taking the lead.
Single Barrel. Unfiltered. Heart cut. Organic. Gluten free. Kosher.
“When you order a shot of KOVAL single-barrel, organic bourbon whiskey … it’s as much a statement as a request. It’s a drink, yes, but also an experience. It gives you something to talk about.” — Chicago Tribune
Nose: Tropical fruit followed by subtle sweetness, pepper, and melted butter
Mouth: Sweetness of vanilla and apricot custard
Finish: Peppery caramel, a diminuendo into a wisp of clove-spiked tobacco lingering on the tongue
Gold Medal - 2014 International Whiskey Competition
Alcohol % : 47%
Size : 500ml
Made : Chicago, USA
Type : Single Malt Whisky