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Koval Single Barrel Bourbon Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 146

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Koval Single Barrel Bourbon

Brand
Koval
Expression
Single Barrel Bourbon
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
47.00%
Region
Illinois
Website
www.koval-distillery.com/newsite
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

79
Nose
Quite herbal and chocolaty with plenty of youthful rye. Hints of orange conserve, earthy spice and subtle oak. The corn eventually arrives to add weight.
Palate
Bizarre! Very botanical. In fact it's like a very lightly oaked gin!
Finish
Intense and mouth-watering with biting, bitter oak and lingering botanicals.
Comment
Not sure what to make of this gin inspired Bourbon.

Joel Harrison

89
Nose
Boulevardier cocktail: red vermouth, Campari bitterness and then the whisky kicks in. Not as direct as many Bourbons.
Palate
The palate is back to the form I'd expect for a Bourbon and this one is really good; you can pull out the corn creaminess and then the spices come in. Well tuned.
Finish
There are some herbaceous notes on the finish which add colour to the overall flavour.
Comment
You'd have to climb a big Hill to Trump this. Forget the others, this gets my vote.
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