Koval Barreled Gin

Barrel-Aged Gin

Koval // Illinois, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.35
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 12 )

The Barreled Gin is a recent (Spring 2016) addition to Koval’s wide breadth of products. They are a grain-to-glass operation that likes to experiment and push boundaries. They age their traditional dry gin for six months in barrels that previously held Koval’s whiskey.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.0
  • Barrel-Aged Gin
    Gin which spends some time in barrels, generally not more than a few months at a time, although there is no legal definition for this style.
  • Cask Type
    ex-whiskey

Tasting Notes

"Here we have a werewolf, and like most werewolves it’s conflicted. It wants to stay a gin but it’s slowly becoming a whiskey. The nose displays coriander, juniper, and rose-hip tea at first but these aromatics are quickly swallowed up by honey and caramel. It is a similar story on the palate. Bitter juniper and quinine quickly shift into vanilla, malt, and marshmallows. The transformation is nearly complete with a long finish full of wood spices. Enjoy neat or with a cube of ice."

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