2016 Whisky Jewbilee Chicago Festival Bottling: Tasting Note


We’re proud to announce our collaboration with Chicago’s own KOVAL distillery for this year’s Whisky Jewbilee Chicago festival bottling. We’ve long been fans of the distillery and the interesting bottlings that they release (their oat and millet whiskies are among our favorites).

This special release bourbon was matured for almost five years in a newly charred 30 gallon cask and is among the oldest bourbons at the distillery. We fell in love with this cask immediately and hope you will too. Bottled at 54.5% alc./109 Proof, 150 bottles are available exclusively to attendees of Whisky Jewbilee Chicago for $85 per bottle. Sign up on the night at the Jewish Whisky Company/Single Cask Nation table to secure your bottle or purchase using the URL we’ll share with all attendees after the conclusion of this year’s Jewbilee.

Here are our tasting notes:

Color – Dark amber

On the nose – Damp hay and cherry pits capture your attention before dill pickle brine, damp young wood, and turmeric round out the nose

Flavors on the mouth – Moderately oily texture and wonderfully effervescent on the tongue with vanilla, key lime, freshly grated ginger, and juicy Rainier cherries before hints of pickle brine tie the palate to the nose

Finish – Drying oak with lingering corn sweetness and a hint of cinnamon

Secure your ticket to Whisky Jewbilee Chicago soon!