Kyrö Finnish Whiskey & Gin

In Finland, all the best ideas are born in the sauna. 

And of out of the hot atmosphere of the sauna came the idea for the Kyrö distillery.

In 2012, 5 young Finns were in the sauna, wondering why, in such a rye-obessed nation as Finland, nobody had started a rye-whiskey distillery. They realised it was too good an idea to be left for someone else to come along first. So they decided to found their own distillery, and didn't waste a minute in going about it.

The location for the new distillery came naturally to them – the town of Isonkyrö, and the beautiful buildings where the country's most famous cheese had been produced until a couple of years before. The facility is located in Isokyrö, near the city that gave its name to the first Kyrö gin, the Napue Gin. Two years after the cheese factory closed, the distillers went through many bureaucratic hurdles, as well as the renovation of the building. 

In 2014, the five Finns from the sauna – Miika, Mikko, Miko, Jouni and Kalle – heated the stills for the first time.

In the “all-rye” distillery, only rye is used to produce high-quality gins and whiskeys.

This explains the company motto: “In rye we trust”. Using rye doesn't make the distillation easier since it is one of the most difficult grains to ferment and distill. In order to earn the name whiskey, a spirit has to spend at least 3 years ageing in barrels, so the first Kyrö whiskey will be avilable in 2017. In the meantime, we can already enjoy the unaged rye spirit, aptly named Juuri, meaning 'root'; and the lightly aged rye named Verso, Finnish for 'Sprout'.

The area around the distillery is not without history. The battle of Storkyro took place nearby in 1714. This was the last battle of the Great Northern War at the Finnish border, and ended with the decimation of the Finnish force at the hands of the invading Russian Imperial army, numbering twice as many troops, and the 7 year occupation of the whole of Finland. Nowadays the area is a much more peaceful place of dairy farming and natural beauty. And, of course rye distilling.

The outstandingly elegant and refined design of the Kyrö distillery's products was carefully conceived to reflect the gin and whiskey's local roots and identity. The typeface used for all the distillery's labels was inspired by the font carved into the stone of a 1920 memorial, commorating the battle of Storkyro. Some of the botanicals used for the gin are foraged from the former battlefield.

The Kyrö distillery is the northernmost gin and whiskey distillery in the world.
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Finnish rye spirit – essentially whiskey before aging. Wonderful intense rye fla...

Juuri Rye is a clear, unaged spirit, essentially whiskey that hasn't been in a barrel yet, or moonshine. Made with 100 % rye malt, the Finnish Kyrö Distillery has put this spirit on the market to give us a taste what t ...

 $112/Liter  $56
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The first Finnish Rye gin – Napue Gin. Like inhaling the scent of a Finnish mead...

Napue Gin is made out of 100 % rye and more than 15 selected plants. Some of them even come from the surroundings of the distillery, like meadowsweet, birch leaves, sea buckthorn and wild cranberries. These ingredients are deeply rooted ...

 $97/Liter  $48.50
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Koskue Gin – a barrel aged, small batch Rye Gin from Finland.

The Koskue Gin is made by the Kyrö Distillery in Finland. It is the barrel-aged brother of the Napue Gin. The Koskue gin is a rye based gin. Fresh plants such as ...

 $124/Liter  $62
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The first Finnish Rye gin – Napue Gin. Like inhaling the scent of a Finnish mead...

Napue Gin is made out of 100 % rye and more than 15 selected plants. Some of them even come from the surroundings of the distillery, like meadowsweet, birch leaves, sea buckthorn and wild cranberries. These ingredients are deeply rooted ...

 $150/Liter  $15
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Koskue Gin – a barrel aged, small batch Rye Gin from Finland.

The Koskue Gin is made by the Kyrö Distillery in Finland. It is the barrel-aged brother of the Napue Gin. The Koskue gin is a rye based gin. Fresh plants such as ...

 $160/Liter  $16
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This set includes a bottle of Napue Gin 50cl and a bottle of Koskue Gin 50cl.

This set includes a bottle of Napue Gin 50cl and a bottle of Koskue Gin 50cl.

 $106.50/Liter  $106.50
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Verso Rye Spirit. Aged 4 months: on the way to becoming whiskey.

The Verso Single Malt Rye Spirit is made of 100 % rye malt, and aged for at least 4 months in new American white oak barrels. The distillery uses small barrels, which they claim means the whisky ages without losing its spicy character. Rye is a f ...

 $116/Liter  $58
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