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NEW: Koval Barreled Gin

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KOVAL Distillery is excited to announce the release of a new organic Barreled Gin. A follow-up to the much celebrated release of KOVAL Dry Gin (recognized as 2015’s most highly awarded American gin), KOVAL Barreled Gin follows the same prized recipe with the addition of spiced oak flavors that come from barrel aging.

Fans of KOVAL Dry Gin will taste a similarly crisp spirit with flavors from rose hip, juniper, angelica root, and coriander, but will appreciate a new level of depth and oak from the spirit’s time resting in a KOVAL whiskey barrel. The attention to detail that KOVAL’s grain-to-bottle process allows shines through in the final product, offering a unique spirit that appeals to gin and whiskey drinkers alike.

The artisanship of KOVAL’s process and the complexity of the Barreled Gin are reflected in the new label, thoughtfully designed with intricate argyle die-cutting and bronze foil patterns by award-winning brand identity firm Dando Projects–the same team recognized with a Double Gold Medal for KOVAL Dry Gin at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and “Best in Show” at the 2015 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, among numerous other international design awards.

“We wanted the label to maintain the same level of sophistication as the Dry Gin, but with a fresh design and slight color change that reflects the barrel aging process,” said Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart, President of KOVAL Distillery.

KOVAL Barreled Gin will be immediately available in Illinois and expanding into select national and international markets.

NEW Crispin Cider Introduces Venus Reigns

Crispin-Venus-ReignsThe Crispin Cider Company will continue to delight cider drinkers with Venus Reigns, a limited-release barrel-aged pear cider.

Venus Reigns is made from Colfax golden pear wine, aged for 26 months to full maturity in specially selected red wine casks and finished with a hint of natural honey. This flavorful limited release is the first pear variety in Crispin’s six-year-old barrel-aging program.

“For years Crispin’s barrel-aged ciders have pushed the boundaries of cider flavor profiles,” said Victoria Tonini, Crispin’s signature cider creator. “With Venus Reigns we wanted to create a pear cider that would delight cider fans in an entirely new way, while still showcasing the things that make all of Crispin’s ciders so unique, like only fermenting from fresh-pressed fruit.”

Venus Reigns was inspired by ancient Greek mythology. When Prometheus throws a golden pear into the courtyard of Olympus along with the inscription, “For the most beautiful goddess,” he creates the ideal distraction. As the goddesses fight for the pear and the gods watch on, Prometheus is finally able to steal fire for mankind, and it is ultimately Venus, the goddess of love, sensuality and beauty, who wins the coveted prize of the golden pear.