KOVAL ORGANIC WHISKEY TASTING

KOVAL WHISKEY TASTING, "the perfect gift for Dad" -- Friday, June 16, 2017, 5-7pm. Join us at the Deli - 4855 Massachusetts Avenue.

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RYE

80 Proof

Only the “heart cut” of the distillate, no “heads” or “tails.” Aged in new American oak from Minnesota. Grains sourced from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest.

“This is no ordinary rye, because it doesn’t come from an ordinary distillery. [...] Despite being 100% rye grain, this whiskey is fresh and light [...] with a maple-y, candy corn entry and a kiss of spice on the “finish.”
 — The Wall Street Journal

Unfiltered 100% Rye. Heart Cut. Single Barrel. Organic. 

BOURBON

94 Proof

KOVAL Distillery’s organic, single barrel bourbon has the requisite mash bill of at least 51% corn, but instead of the usual rye or wheat supplement, they have included one of the main cereals of Asia and Africa. Millet is a gluten-free ancient sustenance grain, and like corn, has a history of working in the spirits industry, albeit in Nepal, where it has long been celebrated as a libation of choice.

Tucked away in a charred new American oak barrel to age, millet and corn learn to complement each other, neither taking the lead. Out of the bottle, this duet opens with notes of mango chutney, while the millet renders a soft whisper of vanilla throughout. Then harmonizing, the grains sing with the sweetness of apricot custard. This pair finishes with peppery caramel, a diminuendo into a wisp of clove-spiked tobacco lingering on the tongue. 

Small Batch. Single Barrel. Unfiltered. Heart cut. Organic. 

FOUR GRAIN

94 Proof

The Four Grain is distilled from a mash bill of oat, malted barley, rye, and wheat. This whiskey is aged in heavily charred new oak barrels from Minnesota and bottled single barrel at 94 proof. The four grains define its depth with a banana nose, creamy palate, and spicy finish. Only the “heart cut” of the distillate, no “heads” or “tails.” Grains sourced from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest.

Small Batch. Single Barrel. Unfiltered. Heart cut. Organic.