Koval Distillery Rose Hip
Rose hips, the fruit of certain varieties of roses, are commonly used in Europe for teas, soups, and jams. Unlike rose petals, rose hips express more citrus notes. Mixes wonderfully with gin, whiskey, tea, or champagne. Unlike other liqueurs on the market, KOVAL liqueurs use a white whiskey base, adding more depth to the spirit.
Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s. Founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker, chose to leave their academic careers to bring the distilling traditions of Robert’s Austrian family to America. In making this decision, they vowed to make organic spirits from scratch (avoiding the common industry practice of purchasing and bottling pre-made spirits) and to change the way people understand whiskey by creating a new, signature style - using only the “heart” cut of the distillate - affording a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey.