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Koval – Four Grain Single Barrel Whiskey

Four Grain Single Barrel Whiskey
Koval Distillery

Proof: 94
ABV: 47%
Style: Grain
State: IL
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens 6.9

Nose: Vegetal notes abound on this grainy whiskey. Sharp medicinal accents. Light on the sweet character but with the spice it calls for a cardamom. Cedar chips are there too.

Palate: The flavor outweighs the nose and the grain character is present with shreds of vanilla and white pepper rounding it out.

Finish: Dissipates quickly on the finish, not too much on the grain.

Comments: Needs a little more time for itself in the barrel.

Susan Reigler 6.8

Nose: Cereal grain and cellulose with some fruit lurking in there somewhere. But mostly herbal. If there is any spice, it’s a very weak note of cinnamon.

Palate: Quite a bit of rye grass barley accompanied by vanilla. Oatmeal laced with herbs. Tastes young, too.

Finish: That skeeter of fruit hovers about at the back of the throat while herbs and tannins persist on the palate.

Comments: This whiskey couldn’t help but benefit from some more time in the barrel.


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