Doesn’t matter which side of the gluten fence you dwell upon, so long as you enjoy booze and corn, Koval’s organic, single barrel bourbon is the drink for you. Koval has done away with the usual rye and wheat supplements to harness the awesome power of millet, a gluten-free, ancient (but not mysterious) sustenance grain. The other key ingredient is corn, or what some farmers refer to as ‘juicy yellow’.
The bourbon is tucked away in a charred new American oak barrel to do what most of us cannot and that’s getting better with age. Out of the bottle, the bourbon opens with notes of mango chutney, while the millet renders sweet vanilla throughout. There’s even talk of apricot custard sweetness, finished with peppery caramel, and a wisp of clove-spiked tobacco that lingers on the tongue. Koval’s organic, single barrel bourbon is 94 proof and earned the gold medal at the 2014 International Whisky Competition. If you’re looking to sample the wares, you better get in quick as it’s a limited batch.
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