White whiskey is in many ways a bridge between vodka and aged whiskey. While domestic vodka can carry only a hint of its origin (a mere 4% flavor by law), our aromatic white whiskeys are imbued with the distinct flavors of the grains from which they are distilled. They can be mixed to the benefit of a cocktail, adding more depth, or enjoyed simple and straight. Koval distills five single grain white whiskeys.
Peppery and floral notes abound in this distillate with a hint of sweet vanilla, causing some to compare it to aquavit. However, it is really a traditional American drink – George Washington is said to have made it. Perfect sipped or mixed, political aspirations optional.
OUR FAVORITE RYE COCKTAIL - Flower Power Elixir
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With a surprising banana nose, this white whiskey continues to amaze with hints of dried fruits and a touch of cantaloupe. It has a refined entry and satisfying finish, not unlike a really good date. This classic American grain does wonderful things in fruity cocktails.
OUR FAVORITE WHEAT COCKTAIL - Count Zeppelin
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Don’t think breakfast oatmeal! With red currant undertones and a hint of tapioca, this multifaceted spirit rounds off with a ripe pear and fig finish. It adds character to any cocktail when used in lieu of vodka, like driving a powder blue Jaguar XKE 1966 convertible in lieu of a midsized sedan.
OUR FAVORITE OAT COCKTAIL - Chicago Overcoat
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This ancient grain has the makings of a modern classic. Its delicate apricot blossom aroma turns creamy on the palate, followed by a butterscotch and almond finish. This whiskey is smooth as a silk robe worn on a balcony with a view of a spectacular sunrise.
OUR FAVORITE SPELT COCKTAIL - Spill the Spelt, Dig that Girl
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A spicy opening with a hint of brown sugar, a white chocolate diminuendo, to a finish of candied nuts and fruit, this spirit is popular in Nepal. It now makes its United States debut, minus the mountain climbing. Just sip, mix, and enjoy – millet is naturally gluten-free.
OUR FAVORITE MILLET COCKTAIL - Millet She Lovely?
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