This unique blue corn whiskey comes from Balcones Distillery in Waco, TX, the first Texas brand to release a whiskey since the prohibition. It’s a 92 proof bottle with at least an 80% corn mash bill and that’s where this one takes an interesting turn.
As smooth as Evan Williams Single Barrel goes down, you'll be surprised as to what shows up on your credit card statement. What's even more fascinating than the taste and notes you get on the nose, is that those characteristics will change from year to year. Every single barrel whiskey will vary from batch to batch, and although we found notes of vanilla and burnt sugar in this one, it might change by the time you pick up a bottle.
Koval’s take on bourbon isn’t typical, but it’s well worth a taste. While they follow the standard 51% corn mash, the rest is made up of Millet–a grain most often found in spirits from Nepal, not American whiskey.
If you're familiar with rye whiskey you know that there can be a certain edge to it. After the prohibition, bartenders would usually cut it with something sweet to soften the spike and lessen the blow. The Koval Rye has no need for additives as it will be one of the smoothest whiskeys you'll ever put down. Enough so that if you're not much a fan of rye, this one might change that.