The Art & Science of Distilling with Dr. Robert Birnecker

March 27, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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On International Whiskey Day, join C2ST and KOVAL Distillery for a special tasting event led by Dr. Robert Birnecker, KOVAL’s Master Distiller. What better way to celebrate this very important holiday than by tasting three delicious whiskeys from the expert who crafted them?

Last March, we hosted a program that detailed KOVAL’s immense efforts to provide hand sanitizer to Chicago’s frontline workers. This program, however, is all about the whiskey! During this program, we will learn all about the distillation process that KOVAL uses to create their bright, grain-forward spirits for everyone to enjoy. Along the way, Dr. Birnecker will guide a tasting of KOVAL’s bourbon, rye, and four grain whiskeys, detailing what makes them so unique and delicious.

KOVAL Distillery, one of the largest fully independent and widely distributed craft distilleries in the US, is dedicated to creating bright, grain-forward spirits that delight in both taste and design. 

KOVAL has made a name for itself as a creative force in the distilling world, in part through its unique mash bills, but also due to its “heart cut” approach to distilling, which allows for the best expression of each spirit. The family-owned distillery in Chicago crafts a full line of organic, kosher, and locally-sourced whiskeys, gins, and specialty spirits.

Event Details

Saturday, March 27th, 202, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST, C2ST Facebook Live and C2ST TV YouTube Live.

Virtual Tasting: If you would like to sip along during the tasting, purchase the C2ST tasting kit from KOVAL. ID’s will be required upon pickup.

Kits include: 200 mL of KOVAL Bourbon, 200 mL of KOVAL Rye, 200 mL of KOVAL Four Grain, KOVAL coaster, tasting glass, a recipe card, and C2ST swag!



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