Koval
8.2

Koval

Rye

ABV 40%

A good rye is a wonderful thing…

Rob Allanson

Specification

Rye

Expression

No age statement

Age (Years)

40%

ABV

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Rob Allanson

Taster

Nose: A good amount of spice leaps out of the glass at you. A mix of cinnamon, cracked black pepper, honey and chilli flakes. There’s a floral edge, lavender and jasmine green tea. Cardamon and green chilli cookies.

Palate: Interplay of spice and sweetness. Cinnamon and vanilla buns with a ginger glaze. In time there’s a dark maple syrup and toasted hazelnut edge.

Finish: This just keeps on giving, maple syrup sweetness and slowly dries with cloves and all spice cookies.

Comment: A good rye is a wonderful thing…

Score: 8.8

Christopher Coates

Taster

Nose: Brown bread and treacle, white pepper and green bell peppers. Digestive biscuit and all spice followed by cola cube and caramel. A dusty hayloft element.

Palate: Brown sugar and more cola, curry powder and cocoa, followed by filter coffee and cinnamon. Maple syrup and some white pepper in there too, but it’s restrained.

Finish: Sweet and spicy.

Comment: Great nose, but for me the palate doesn’t show the same degree of complexity.

Score: 7.7

8.2
Overall Score

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