Koval Susan for President
Susan for President commemorates the creative legacy of KOVAL co-founder and president Sonat Birnecker Hart’s Aunt Susan – an artist, sculptor, and connoisseur of finer things. As part of her artistic approach to life, she casually campaigned for President of the World, passing out calling cards adorned with humorous, often risqué illustrations and slogans. In memory of Susan, this line of specialty spirits is a posthumous way for her to continue the campaign, for as she used to say, “the beat goes on,” and there is still much beauty in this world to celebrate.Vodka is excellent with our Caviar. You can also enjoy it as a simple aperitif or as a Cocktail.
Tasting Notes: Ethereal and delicate, the nose has surprising hints of white tea, wild flower, and bergamot. Whiskey dringers will appreciate the subtle, peppery entry resulting from the barrel-aging process, while the soft essence of peach will appeal to those with sweeter tastes. The meticulous attention to detail employed to distill Susan for President Peach Brandy pays off in the warm, round and fuzzy mouthfeel that mimics biting into a fresh peach — surprising and alluring
The Koval Method:
KOVAL Distillery crafts a line of whiskey, gin, and specialty spirits using unique organic grains and signature “heart cut” techniques
with only the absolute best quality distillate. Known around the world for its bright, approachable flavors and unprecedented creativity and design,
KOVAL has been the recipient of over 100 international awards.
In the Beginning:
Founded in 2008 by husband-and-wife team, Dr. Robert Birnecker and Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart,
KOVAL began as thefirst distillery to open in Chicago since the mid-1800s. Prior to starting the distillery,
Sonat and Robert had established careers in government and academia,but chose to forge a new path together.
Their goal with KOVAL was to marry centuries of tradition from Robert’s Austrian distilling heritage with state-of-the-art modern technologies –
all with the aim of bringing heightened levels of consistency and creativity to the world of spirits.
Grain to Bottle:
KOVAL believes that the best spirits must come from the best ingredients, and crafts its entire line from scratch using a grain-to-bottle approach.
Every step of the process is closely monitored and managed by KOVAL — from sourcing grains harvested by trusted farmers
to milling, mashing, distilling, aging, and
KOVAL means ‘smith’ or ‘blacksmith’ in many Eastern European languages, however in Yiddish, it has the added meaning
of someone who ‘forges ahead.’ KOVAL is an homage to Sonat’s great grandfather who earned it as a nickname when he dared to move
from turn-of-the-century Vienna to the US to start a new life from scratch, while it also honors Robert’s grandfather,
from whom he learned to distill, as his family name is Schmid, the German equivalent of Koval.