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Koval Rye Whiskey

Wood Shavings

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

14th May 2018


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The Koval Distillery, founded in Chicago in 2008 by a couple with Austrian roots, cals itself an organic distillery as al their grain comes from Midwest farms and is 100% biological. Everything from grain to bottle happens in one place. Next to other spirits like vodka, gin and brandy, they also have a couple of whiskies out there. This is their Rye, consisting of 100% organic rye.

I get quite a bit of wood on the nose, both wood shavings and freshly sawn planks. Also something that reminds me of the peel of peanuts. A lot of nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon take the lead, leaving only a little room for fruity notes. I slowly get some sweetness as if from a pastry.

It is a touch watery, Iā€™m afraid. Whole grain bread, orange marmalade and a hint of curry powder give it something special. Maple syrup keeps it sweet.

In the finish ā€“ which is rather short ā€“ the oak and accompanying spices kick in once more.

Not bad at all, but it does not come close to the bourbon.

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