Chicago, IL – 47% ABV – $53
Yet another date with a Koval whiskey.
This time it’s Koval Four Grain‘s (seemingly younger) sister, Koval Bourbon.
The mash bill is corn and millet. Organic grains, of course.
Touches of dill weed and surprisingly enough, lithium grease.
Quite interesting for a bourbon with the industrial component.
On the mouth (Date # 2, a bit unsure about how this relationship is going however, I am hopeful) – That spice component is first and foremost. She’s getting fresh with me. I can dig that.
Hmmm, bubble gummy and a nice little mouth feel to it.
Finish (Date # 3: The deciding factor) – Oatcakes and a touch more cinnamon. Medium in length.
In sum (The decision) – This whiskey would hold up well in a tasting as it tells it’s own story. And if you enjoy younger whiskeys this is right up your alley.
For me, it’s a little too young. Some extra time in the barrel would marry well with what I can tell is a fine spirit. Is that always the way?! Someone in a relationship is always acting a little immature – usually it’s me!
While I don’t think we’ll become malt-friend and boy-friend, we *will* remain friends.