Koval Dry Gin
Koval // Illinois, USA
Koval was established in 2008 by two academics that were eager to make organic spirits. They’ve been able to spread their name and their products far and wide since then. They use “woodland spices” to make their dry gin and bottle it at 47% alcohol by volume.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"The nose falls just a tad short with a slight ethanol note standing out along with white flowers. That said, everything else is spectacular. The palate has juicy quince, vanilla, white grapefruit, and some crushed juniper. This is unique, silky, and really refreshing. Drink this on the rocks or in a Greyhound."