Koval Four Grain
Start with Koval's Four Grain and you'll get an idea on the variety of tricks they have up their sleeve. If you don't have a chance to check out the distillery on the north side of Chicago, just know that they are creating an amazing lineup that branches outside of whiskey. For the time being, we'll stick with this bottle of liquid amber gold. As hinted to in the name, this was distilled from a mash bill of oat, malted barley, rye, and wheat. It brings with it a unique aromatic and tasting profile that are different from the rye and bourbon you might be used to. As you might guess, the combination of 4 grains provides a healthy balance of sweet and spicy notes that could resemble a soft orange peel and a little cardamom. It is a pleasant detour from the ordinary.
Distiller rating: 3.1 / 5