Koval Single Barrel Bourbon – Made with only corn and millet; no proportions noted. Aged under 4 years. Bold butterscotch notes are immediate on the nose, along with significant barrel char, red pepper, and a roasted peanut note — all hallmarks of young-ish bourbon. There’s an earthy, very savory note beneath all of that which I attribute to the millet, as it’s quite unusual. The palate has some heat, and many of the aromatics make themselves known here as well. Cracker Jack, peanut butter, and baking spice kick things off, with a more barrel char-heavy character taking over toward the finish. It’s not overtly woody, but it is quite toasty, almost ashy at times, with a dense vein of wet earth and animal hide running through the entirety. That millet, though… it kinda grows on you. 94 proof.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mango chutney and vanilla.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dried apricots and crème brûlée with spiced caramel and a hint of tobacco.
Long, smooth, and gently sweet.
Available now at KC liquor.