Koval Single Barrel - Rye

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40.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2015 2:20 pm by Gonathras
Single Cask Whisky

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€ 34.20

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Whisky Reviews for Koval Single Barrel - Rye

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.08 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose is not as pure as for example the Helsinki Distillery Company's Rye Malt (79 pts.), and neither is the finish. The taste is pleasant enough.
    • Nose
      Spicy, with some perfume-y off notes. Rye and light cologne, and some kind of tinned fruit in syrup. Nylon.
    • Taste
      Pepper mix, allspice, rye bread, butter, cheap cognac, and Old Spice deodorant (don't ask why I know). A watery body. Maybe this would have benefited from being 43% or higher? Sandalwood and other incenses.
    • Finish
      A wash of spices and sandalwood, then dark rye bread, and finally those tinned fruit in syrup again.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Maybe not super complex or challenging an any way, but overall very tasty. Nice, easy sipper that'll fit almost any occasion.

    Tasting notes for barrel #LB1F84
    • Nose
      Fresh oranges and honey, accompanied by cinnamon and nutmeg. A whisper of jasmine. Come to think of it, it is quite flowery. This smells quite delicious.
    • Taste
      Thick and syrupy. Plenty of ginger root and cinnamon, but also coconut, almond and cedarwood. The oranges make an encore.
    • Finish
      Gentle spices and oranges. They linger for quite some time.

  3. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ok this is certainly my least favorite of the lot, this is just vile and reminds me mostly of very cheap Chinese jasmine perfume. Not pleasant at all
    All in all not very drinkable.
    • Nose
      A fresh, floral and sweet whiskey with aromas of incense (you know from those warm perfumed towel you sometimes get at a Chinese restaurant), floral tones (jasmine), Manuka honey, hand soap, icing sugar, cardamom, green tea, hint of cedarwood and oak. 
    • Taste
      A perfumed, sweet and funky whiskey with aromas of incense, hand soap, tannins, icing sugar, mint, green tea, pepper, ginger, oak and cedarwood.
    • Finish
      A short and sweet finish with aromas of pepper, sugar, hint of oak, hint of tannins and at the end a long lasting (non pleasant) jasmine incense tone.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Light, gin like distillate
    T: Not much going on here as its light, weak and gin like. Stupidly drinkable however!
    F: Short, sweet gin finish
    C: Nothing in comparison to the joys of the bourbon or millet single barrels.

    Scores a C-


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