KOVAL Distillery

Four Grain Whiskey

ABV 47%
REVIEWED Issue 174
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Expression: Four Grain Whiskey
Type: USA Whisky / Grain
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 47%
Country/Region: USA / Illinois
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Heavy cereal, then a sweet rye spice note. Fresh wholemeal bread with a thick layer of honey. A sprinkle of coconut in amongst malted milk biscuits, caramel sweetness and a dark berry compote.
Palate: There’s a delicate oiliness with the first sip, before the biscuit and wholemeal note returns with mixed spice. Warm vanilla, like crème caramel, and hints of lavender honey.
Finish: Drying tannins leave you with nutmeg and weighty wholemeal.
Comment: I adore the nose on this and it develops nicely on the palate with character.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Freshly baked wholemeal bread, caramel biscuit, golden syrup, manuka honey, coffee liqueur, cinnamon, cumin, white pepper and coriander seed, sage, hickory and red berries.
Palate: A touch hot and tingly. Plenty of those bready notes, now reminiscent of Danish rye and Soreen malt loaf. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Finish: Medium length, the spices linger as the tannin takes hold.
Comment: The palate doesn’t quite have the same complexity as the nose, but the overall effect is quite moreish.
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