With notes of vanilla, maple, sweet corn, cinnamon spice aromas on the nose, this Bourbon offers oaky and sweet flavors with cereal grain creaminess and hints of toast. It finishes with fresh tea leaf and licorice notes followed by a pinwheel of flavors ranging from zesty, spicy, vanilla, sweet and fruity.
This Single Barrel Buy Rite pick comes from a city with a dense bootlegging past, mythical underground tunnels & interconnected basements, echoing jazz tunes. The ghosts of 1920's swing era would easily assume that we're pedaling a version of grain alcohol or a gimmick, on the contrary, the pleasant kicker here is the adherence to craft with a rich distilling heritage of the founder's family.
Distilled in Chicago, Koval's Kothe Still from Germany shows an elongated whiskey helmet, a special distillation column & a unique bubblecap construction that provides a greater surface area for the spirits to develop aroma & flavor. The smooth unhammered copper pot still - combined with dedication and flair of the husband-wife team, who indulge us with bright delicious liqueurs with unassuming flavor profiles, modest Gin options and a plethora of grain focussed Whiskies.
Our pick was an almost equal parts Corn + Millet recipe, organic & naturally gluten free, sourced from a farmer's collective in the Midwest. The proprietary method of retaining heart cut only; reveals a rich, clean, remarkably nuanced and opulent selection. Craft Whiskey renaissance has never been more inspiring, interesting or dare we say even plentiful. Generous production levels, artful bottlings and sheer depth of available whiskies offers an enhanced DNA out of which forges this fantastic effort.