Koval is a handicraft distillery built in the city of Chicago, Illinois, and is the first distillery for legal whiskey production to open in the Midwest state after the abolition of Prohibition.
Founded in 2008 by Robert and Sonat Birnacker (who decide to set aside their academic careers to retrieve the traditional distillation method of Robert's grandfather, Robert), the distillery produces an excellent selection of traditional American whiskey as well as a wide range of liqueurs, fruits and spirits.
All Koval's production line is biologically certified and kosher, and all the materials used are of local origin (including cereals and wood for casing construction). All stages of the production process of whiskey: mashing, fermentation, distillation, ripening and bottling are carried out at the distillery and are constantly monitored by a team of experts.
Aging takes place in 30 gallon barrels (113.55 liters) that depending on the distillate that will mature, are medium to strong roasting; in this way the distillate can develop both the characteristic aromas of the starting cereal and the sweet ones of the wood.