Like many craft whiskeys aged in small barrels, the 47th Ward has a rich amount of small-barrel confectionary and vanilla tones. These flavors largely work here because of the riotous scrum of of four grains duking it out behind the oak. After a supple entry, a spicy rye element particularly emerges, finishing with a flourish. Overall the whiskey shifts from a rich warm softness to a crisper-zestier texture married to that small-grain spice. This might be Koval's most impressive effort yet, and the 94º proof helps. Huge rye finish!