Koval Susan for President Barreled Peach Brandy
Koval // Illinois, USA
Distilled in Chicago using fresh peaches and aged in KOVAL's own rye barrels is this limited edition barreled peach brandy. It was released in the Fall of 2016 and honors a larger-than-life woman, an aunt of KOVAL Distillery's co-founder, who launched an artistic and creative campaign for President of the World in the early 1990s. The packaging and label design for this expression features laser cut and embossed gold foil, inspired by Aunt Susan's style and spirit. It is available in 375ml sized bottles at 86 proof.
American BrandyProduced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.
Cask TypeKOVAL Distillery ex-rye
"This very attractive brandy shows a light golden color with light orange streaks. Aromas of peach skin, nectarine flesh, sandalwood, toasted vanilla, spring flowers, and baked acacia honey fill your senses. The mouthfeel is admirably silky and shows whiskey and barrel flavors on the forefront before a reemergence of stone fruit and spicy cocoa on the finish. An interesting and memorable take on an all but forgotten category."