Koval Distillery’s Long-Awaited Tasting Room to Open Friday in Ravenswood
The debut concludes a long journey where the distillery began making hand sanitizer at the peak of the pandemic
by Naomi Waxman / Eater Chicago / September 30, 2021
When Koval Distillery announced plans in 2017 to build a tasting room to highlight its whiskies, gins, and other spirits, its owners hoped to wrap up the project by the end of 2019. Now — after four years, a zoning change, and a pandemic-induced pivot to hand-sanitizer production — Koval plans to open the long-awaited drinking space on Friday, October 1 at 4241 N. Ravenswood Avenue.
The distillery is another piece along Malt Row, a nickname for the area that includes breweries Begyle, Dovetail, Empirical, Smylie Brothers, Spiteful, and Half Acre. Read more HERE