This award-winning whiskey comes from our backyard here in Chicago, IL and championed the revitalization of the whiskey industry in a city known for its breweries and having not won a championship in 108 years. Koval invited us behind the scenes to see how they've created such an amazing product in just 8 years.
As you sit down with the three of these bottles you'll find a few similarities that will have you opening up a place for one of them in your collection. All of them are as smooth as can be with a lot of flavor, which comes from their high-quality distillation process (and a couple doctorates). They also are very proud of their organic grain-to-bottle process that allows them to source ingredients from local farmers making sure that only the best whiskey makes it into your glass.
Their Four Grain whiskey is aged in 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."
This single barrel rye is aged in new American oak barrels and bottled at 80 proof. Unlike many rye whiskies, this one has a "cleanliness" to it accompanied by a nice sweet spice. If you typically pass by the rye section at the store, stop next time you see this one. It will pleasantly surprise you.
Like the rye, their bourbon is bottled at 94 proof but comes in with a very different flavor palate. It has a sweetness to it that resembles mango and apricot with a touch of vanilla lingering around.