Friday, December 08, 2017


The Kyrö Distillery Company in Finland, has announced the limited launch of its first ever rye whisky.

Kyrö Rye Whisky (47.8% ABV) was initially matured for three years in new American white oak casks, then transferred into first fill bourbon barrels for a further period of maturation, before then being finished in Marsala casks.
Kyrö Rye Whisky

The Kyrö Distillery Company, is a Finnish all-­rye distillery, which was founded by five friends in 2014. The decision to open an all-­rye distillery was obvious to its founders, given that Finnish rye is packed with intense flavour thanks to the bright but mild summers of the north.

Distilled, matured and bottled in Isokyrö, Finland, the first whisky release from the Kyrö Distillery is considerably smaller than originally planned, due to an unexpected but significant achievement with another one of the distillery’s rye products; Kyrö Napue  Gin, which was named as the ‘World’s Best Gin for a Gin & Tonic’ at the 2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Demand for the rye gin sky­rocketed literally overnight, leaving the founders no choice, but to put whisky production on hold. After significant expansion works at the distillery, whisky production is once again running at full steam. This limited first batch of Kyrö Rye Whisky, is said to be only the first taste of great things to come as larger quantities mature over the next couple of years.

Kyrö Rye Whisky, is said to deliver notes of rye bread, beeswax, apricot, raisin and spice on the nose, followed by notes of sweet oak, fruit and robust spiciness on the palate.

Limited to just 360 bottles, the first batch of Kyrö Rye Whisky, will be available later this month from specially selected, specialist retailers, for a RRP of £59.95 – 50cl.

Posted by Steve Rush