As one of the first craft distilleries in the US, Chicago's KOVAL Distillery has been paving the way for a new generation of small-batch distillers. Started by husband and wife duo Robert and Sonat Birnecker, the distillery is giving consumers a new option when it comes to purchasing their favorite spirits.
Adopting the "grain-to-bottle mentality," KOVAL Distillery carefully monitors each stage of the spirit-making process, beginning with sourcing local grains and finishing with eye-catching packaging. The distillery specializes in organic whiskey, liqueurs and other specialty spirits, which are increasingly in demand due to the resurgence of cocktail culture. In fact, KOVAL Distillery has even been credited with reinvigorating the market for white whiskey and millet whiskey -- both of which were uncommon in the US until recently.
With a growing market for small-batch spirits, KOVAL Distillery's is a must-visit destination for those attending Trend Hunter’s Chicago innovation conference.