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Koval Distillery

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The first craft distillery to operate in Chicago’s city limits since the Prohibition Era, this sustainable and organic distillery ranks in as one of the 100 best to visit in the world.

  • Koval Distillery
  • Koval Distillery
  • Koval Distillery
  • Koval Distillery
  • Koval Distillery

Private Tasting Tour for Up to 10

$200 $65 67% off

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  • Private tasting tour of the Koval Distillery for up to 10 people
  • Guests will taste three white whiskeys, three aged whiskeys and three liquors

What we love

  • Spend a few hours touring and tasting your way through the Koval Distillery. You and nine guests will learn all about their certified organic white whiskeys, brandies and liqueurs.
  • Koval's staff will walk you and your guests through the spirit-making process, from mashing to distilling.
  • You can train your palette to distinguish the nuances between white and aged whiskey (you'll taste three of each).
  • You'll also sample three liquors of the six on the distillery's menu, which include Chrysanthemum Honey, Coffee, Ginger, Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Rose Hip.
  • Along with its other ingredients, Koval sources its water locally: it's drawn from Lake Michigan and purified using a natural charcoal method.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Monday, March 31, 2014
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Tours will last 90 minutes
  • Blackout days and times include Wednesdays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1, 3 and 5 PM, and Sundays at 2 and 4 PM
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Reservations are required; please email well in advance of desired date
  • Subject to availability of tour guides
  • Ten guests maximum, but may book with fewer
  • Offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions
  • Offer must be redeemed in full; no change or credit returned
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full retail value of service(s)
  • 24-hour cancellation policy is required or voucher will be forfeited
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount toward services, not products until March 31, 2014; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law


5121 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

About Koval Distillery

"Koval," the Yiddish word for "blacksmith," also alludes to a "black sheep," or someone who goes against the grain. It's a fitting description for Koval, which in 2008 became the first craft distillery to operate in Chicago's city limits since the Prohibition Era. Drawing on Austrian family traditions, founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker set out to create a sustainable distillery using only organic products. All of Koval's grains, fruits, herbs and flowers are locally sourced, and all of its small-batch spirits are made entirely in-house—from mashing to bottling and boxing. Whisky magazine rated Koval one of the 100 best distilleries to visit in the world. In 2012, Chicago Reader named it the best local distillery and home to the best local spirit: Lion's Pride Whiskey.

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