Made from 100% rye and triple filtered, Vodka Koval presents unique characteristics and flavours unlike any other vodka.
First Red berries seasoned with pink peppercorn, earth, spice and fresh cut grass overwhelm the senses. Then the finish is both clean and savoury. Overall, the grain is sourced from organic Midwestern farmers and milled on-site for a true grain-to-bottle product.
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.