Koval Four Grain Single Barrel American Whiskey (No. W06P45), 47%
Price: $45 ● Issue: Winter 2019 ● Reviewer: David Fleming
Distilled from a mashbill of oats, malted barley, rye, and wheat, then aged in heavily charred new oak barrels from Minnesota. The grains are sourced from a Midwestern organic farmer collective. The nose is herbaceous, offering sarsaparilla, vanilla, licorice, and menthol. A somewhat jagged palate has notes of pine, ginger root, vanilla, sweet oak, heat, and pepper. The finish reprises the flavors of the palate—notably menthol, pine, oak, ginger, and vanilla.