Established in 2008, Koval is the first craft distillery to operate in Chicago since Prohibition. All of their small batch spirits are handcrafted with grains, fruits, herbs and flowers sourced from the surrounding Midwest region, and their water is sourced from Lake Michigan using a natural charcoal purification method. Every Koval product is kosher and certified organic by the Midwest Organic Services Association. Single Barrel Organic Rye is a single-grain, single-barrel whiskey matured for almost two years in lightly toasted American Oak barrels and are not colored or chill-filtered.
n: white pepper, lighter fluid, and lemon. Rye spice and sourdough bread, heavy on evergreen sap and a bit of burnt caramel.
t: follows nose, light body, and the alcohol takes center stage (brass, mineral, and sweet). Piney with a white sugar sweetness; unusual amount of sweet character in this. Ethanol, honey, and sweet tea in the mild finish. Higher ABV% would help.