Koval Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Like all bourbons, Koval Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is made mostly from corn. While most bourbon mashbills typically contain wheat or rye as secondary grains, Koval Bourbon is made from only organic corn and millet. Millet, one of the major grains of Asia and Africa, is gluten-free, and has a long history in Asian spirits. The Birneckers source their corn and millet from a farmers' co-op in the Midwest. After the grains arrive at the distillery, Robert mashes and ferments them, before distilling them through his custom-made, copper-pot still. The still is equipped with an elongated whiskey helmet and a unique bubblecap design, which provide for greater surface area for the bourbon to develop its aromas and flavors of mango, vanilla and apricot.
Following distillation, Robert removes the heads and tails of the distillate and matures the hearts in new, charred American oak casks that are made by a bespoke cooperage in Minnesota. The casks lend flavors of pepper, clove and caramel to the bourbon.
Once the bourbon has matured for 2-4 years, each bottle is filled from an unfiltered single barrel, before being labeled by hand.
Aroma of sweet vanilla, delicate spices and cloves. Notes of soft citrus, apricots, mangos vanilla, caramel and whipped cream. Smooth, semi-sweet finish.