Location: Chicago, USA
Established in 2008, Koval is Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s and winner of over 50 international awards. Koval pioneered a new school of distilling in the US that focuses on using only the heart cut of the distillate; the purest, most grain forward portion of the distillate, giving Koval its signature clean, bright style. All of Koval’s whiskies are single barrel and aged in 30 gallon casks of new American oak.
While Koval is a vanguard of American independent whiskey, they have a lot to offer gin fans with their dry gin, the most awarded domestic gin in the US in 2015, and now its fraternal twin: the gold medal winning, barreled gin (aged in Koval Rye barrels for 6 months). All products are certified organic and kosher and made from grain to bottle in Chicago.