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Staff Pick

Koval Single Barrel Bourbon

Item # 30139 750mL
$49.96/ Single Bottle
$299.76/ Case of 6
Country
USA
Region
Sub-Region
ABV
47.00%
Producer
Audio Glossary

Tasting Notes

As with all things Koval, this is 100% organic with the grains being sourced exclusively from a local Midwest farmers' collective. Aging takes place in heavy, charred new American oak from Minnesota. The result is a grain-to-glass craft whiskey with caramel, wood smoke, and classic orchard fruit.


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Staff Pick Notes

Organic certification in wine is welcome news but thankfully it is not uncommon. Even a cursory glance at our shelf labels turns up enough green leaves to justify raking. But the spirits wall is another matter. Koval, which means “black sheep” in Yiddish (who knew?) is an organic black sheep in a white flock of conventionally produced grain spirits. There is simply too much to admire about this trailblazing distillery (the first in Illinois since the mid 19th century, scrupulous sourcing of organic grains from small scale midwestern farms, water sourced from Lake Michigan) to comfortably fit on this tag. Corn and millet make up the mash bill and only heart cuts, the most refined of the distillate, goes into the bottle. The flavor is bright as light refracted in shattered glass, the fruit is ample and it is gorgeously smooth. Incredible.

- JAM