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    Koval Offerings???

    I ran across a few offerings from Koval which I have not seen in my area before.
    Has anybody had any tastes of their stuff??
    I know they are into drams made from 'unique' grains, and that interests me... IF they're tasty.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    Although a bit young for my taste/ price, the bourbon is good and very different using Millet as a flavor grain adds a 2nd level of sweetness. I'm proud to serve it as a local offering. The Millet and Spelt whiskeys are good too, but are again young. The distillates are clean tasting but thin maybe due to the use of enzymes.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    Koval is making some innovative products. However, I can't recommend any of the "light" whiskeys. They show very little age or flavor, and almost tasted like white dog to me. Fine for making certain cocktails, but not for sipping neat (IMHO), which I generally prefer. I like intense favors so maybe the subtleties in these were just lost on me. The "dark" whiskeys are a little more flavorful but still not enough to get me to purchase a whole bottle of one. Out of all, the dark rye was my favorite. Haven't tried their bourbon.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    These showed up in KY this week. Interested to try one.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    Saw a Liquor Barn selection of the four grain today. Too pricey to pull the trigger on at $45.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    Saw a Liquor Barn selection of the four grain today. Too pricey to pull the trigger on at $45.
    The 4 Grain may be my favorite. Worth trying if you see on a back bar.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    While I find it intellectually interesting to try all the white whiskeys for grain distinction, I think all their aged stuff sucks, to put it mildly.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    Thanx for the opinions, guys/gals.
    This is just what I was looking for.
    Not many seem to be overly fond of their stuff, so I guess, at the prices asked; I'll be passing, too.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    While not aged long I enjoy the light oat. I don't enjoy the dark.

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    Re: Koval Offerings???

    Quote Originally Posted by benpearson View Post
    While not aged long I enjoy the light oat. I don't enjoy the dark.
    OK, maybe I'll try and get a 'sample taste' of the light oat. Thanx. That was one that sounded interesting to me anyway.

 

 

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