View Full Version : Another boutique distiller

07-09-2009, 11:28

"Koval Inc. is Chicago’s first boutique distillery located in the fine neighborhood of Ravenswood."

"Koval will be producing a variety of seasonal brandies, liqueurs, and a vodka made from midwestern rye."

Now, if they would try to make whiskey....rye whiskey would be nice.

> Chuck, have you visited with them?

I did not know of this German maker of distilling equipment:

Visually beautiful looking stills....

07-09-2009, 12:26
They're pretty close to me. I can at least do a drive-by. Their website is here (http://www.koval-distillery.com/).

07-09-2009, 12:52

Single Grain Oat....interesting...at Binny's

"Midwest Wheat and Chicago Rye ($37.99/750ml) are both double distilled from a mash of their namesake grain and bottled at 40%abv. The first thought that hit me when trying the Midwest Wheat was holy bananas! This light but distinct and clean character carries through on the palate, with surprising weight and mouthfeel for an unaged spirits. I loved it on its own, but it also worked well with soda water, tonic, and juices like cranberry and grapefruit. The Chicago Rye delivers a nice peppery pop, as a rye veteran would expect. I was looking for some baking spice (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, etc.) character as well, it's there but very tight, think cinnamon stick or whole clove rather than ground. The palate has a nice, light sweetness to balance out the pepper, actually made quite a nice little dry martini and the salt from the olive worked well with the pepper."


Levant Spelt distilled grain spirit

Getting very close to whiskey....they just need some warehouses and barrels.

Lost Pollito...any tasting experience?