Koval Distillery’s organic, single barrel bourbon has the requisite mash bill of at least 51% corn, but instead of the usual rye or wheat supplement, they have included one of the main cereals of Asia and Africa. Millet is a gluten-free ancient sustenance grain, and like corn, has a history of working in the spirits industry, albeit in Nepal, where it has long been celebrated as a libation of choice.
Notes of mango chutney, and vanilla on the nose. The grains sing with the sweetness of apricot custard. On the finishes are peppery caramel, and a wisp of clove-spiked tobacco lingering on the tongue.