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Robert and Sonat Birnecker opened Koval’s doors in 2008, making it the first distillery owned and operated in Chicago since before prohibition. Determined to beat their own path (they chose the name “Koval” partially because of its Yiddish meaning of “black sheep” or "someone who forges ahead"), Koval produces organic whiskey, liqueurs, and specialty spirits, overseeing the process from harvest to bottling. Koval is setting a new standard for distillation, using a custom still that is an emblem of modern technology. They have shared these innovations by advising the majority of the distilleries opened in the US and Canada in the last five years.
Koval has achieved in a few short years what similar companies with much bigger names are still struggling to get right, yet they continue to strive to improve and purify their process. You can truly taste their passion in their spirits – try any one and we think you’ll agree.