A Nordic rye Gin that beat 150 others as the best G&T Gin.
The idea for Kyrö Distillery Company came about when a bunch of friends were hanging in the sauna and sipping on Rye ― which is undoubtedly how many great stories start in Finland. The beverage on hand probably had something to do with the distillery focusing on rye Spirit exclusively. After a little bit of tinkering and distilling at home, they found an old dairy where their very own stills started running in 2014. With their maturing Whisky safely tucked away, they turned to Gin in the meantime. The first award came practically instantly and their stock was sold out in a matter of days.
Only Finnish wholegrain rye goes into Kyrö Gin (formerly known as Napue). What started as a way to keep themselves busy while waiting for the Whisky to mature, turned out to be a delicious Spirit! 13 traditional botanicals serve as the base and the remaining 4 are foraged locally. It's the meadowsweet, sea buckthorn, cranberries, and birch leaves that give the modern Gin a fresh Nordic twist. That award we mentioned earlier? Kyrö Gin won "The World’s Best Gin for Gin&Tonic" trophy at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, beating some 150 other entries. Impressive, right?
*Kyrö Distillery has recently changed their labels, and as the original labels are being phased out, there is still a chance that you might receive a bottle different than what is pictured. But rest assured, the liquid remains the same, regardless of the label.