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Tasting of the Week #4 KOVAL

KOVAL Four Grain Tasting

Monday is here and that can only mean one thing (no, not tears) – it’s time for our tasting of the week. We’re taking a trip to Chicago, Illinois to test out KOVAL Distillery’s Four Grain Whiskey.

Four Grain Whiskey
94 Proof 47% ABV

About the Whiskey

The Four Grain Whiskey from KOVAL Distillery is available as part of its core range of whiskeys, distilled from a mash bill of oat, malted barley, rye, and wheat. The spirit is aged in heavily charred new oak barrels, from Minnesota, before being bottled at 94 proof.

Tasting Note

Nose: Heavy cereal, then a sweet rye spice. A thick slice of fresh wholemeal bread with a layer of honey. Coconut shavings in amongst malted milk biscuits, caramel and a dark berry compote.

Palate: There’s a delicate oiliness, before the biscuit and wholemeal note returns with mixed spice. Warm vanilla, like crème caramel, and hints of lavender honey.

Finish: Drying tannins leave you with nutmeg and weighty wholemeal.

Comments: The nose really hooked me in on this and it develops nicely on the palate with plenty of character.

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