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Chicago’s Koval distillery has already made its mark on the whisky scene with their true artisanship. I sampled their Single Barrel Organic Rye Whiskey and White Rye Whiskey. Both being very fresh, White Rye a experimental dram.
At first, Koval White Rye felt weird with solvent kind of scent and pointy taste gin-like. But when you let it stay in the glass quite a while, it will start to turn into a progressive whisky. Still, not more than an okay whisky, but some serious “prog-stuff”.
Like THE GREAT GATSBY remake – fresh and funky!
This dram is very much like a crossover of gin and whisky. Like a funky and good remake. Made me think about the new version of The Great Gatsby immediately. F. Scott Fitzgerald liked his gin, especially Gin Rickey, which appears in the book. And like Gatsby, I too did drink my Koval White Rye with “long, greedy swallows.”