Like many great ideas (and half of the Finnish population), the idea for Kyrö Distillery Company was conceived in a sauna by a group of friends with a shared love of rye whisky. The obvious question on everybody’s lips was why hasn’t anybody made a Finnish rye whisky, especially given the fact that Finns consume six times more rye than the world average and rye bread is the official national dish! From there the idea grew and before long, our distillery found a perfect home in an old dairy in the Finnish village of Isokyrö. True to our Finnish heritage, we do everything the hard way; even though it is the most demanding grain to distill, we only work with 100% whole-grain rye. In addition to the intense flavor of Finnish rye, our award-winning gins contain local wild botanicals foraged from right outside the distillery, contributing to the recognisable and unique flavour.
Kyro’s Napue Gin is made by taking their excellent rye spirit and infusing it with a mixture of local, foraged botanicals, and dried botanicals. These botanicals include: Meadowsweet, Sea-Buckthorn, Cranberries and Birch Leaves. The bouquet shows lychee and a dash of apricot at first, followed by rosemary and lavender notes, finishing in lemon, grassy notes, and pine notes. The palate has spearmint, blackcurrant, more grassy notes with lemon, lime and parma violet. There’s a lot going on.