Koval Single Barrel Millet Whiskey
Koval // Illinois, USA
Based in Chicago, Koval (literal Eastern European meaning is "blacksmith" but also "black sheep" in Yiddish) is a distillery that prides itself on its maverick approach to spirit-making. They pride themselves on using only the heart cut - no heads or tails - and aging in 30 gallon charred barrels. Like all of their grains, the millet (an ancient, drought-resistant seed) for this whiskey was sourced from a local organic farm collective. Unfiltered, gluten-free and certified kosher, this whiskey is bottled from a single barrel, so there might be slight variations in flavor and texture.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"This funky whiskey rides the border between sweet and savory. Its sweetness comes mostly from vanilla and honey with a slightly floral note, but it's cut down the middle by strong licorice/anise flavors and sharp clove. It has a chewy weight and leaves quite a dusty coating on the tongue, with a finish that's more burn than flavor."