Established in 2008, Koval is the first craft distillery within Chicago’s city limits since Prohibition. They source all of their grains, fruits, herbs, and flowers from the surrounding Midwest region, and they make all of their spirits in house, entirely from scratch – from mashing to distilling, bottling to boxing. They started with five single-grain white whiskeys: Rye, Oat, Wheat, Millet, and Spelt. In 2010, they debuted an aged whiskey, Lion’s Pride, aged in two distinct styles. No artificial coloring, no chill filtering – only the pure heart cut of the distillate with beautiful amber hues from nothing but the barrel and time. Koval Distillery ($24-$48) lineup also includes several brandies (apple, pear and Bierbrand) and six liqueurs: Chrysanthemum Honey, Coffee, Ginger, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, and Rose Hip.