Kyrö Distillery Company, the award-winning whisky, gin and cream liqueur brand from Finland, has won 3-stars in this year’s Great Taste accreditation scheme for its Kyrö Malt Whisky – the first Rye Malt Whisky to take home an award over the years!
The all-rye Finnish distillery was founded in a sauna in 2012 by five friends who dreamed of creating rye-based spirits from the quiet town of Isokyrö. It celebrated its ten-year anniversary last year and has headquarters in Isokyrö, Helsinki, Berlin, and London.
This year, 14,195 products were put through Great Taste’s rigorous blind judging process. Kyrö Malt received some outstanding feedback from the expert panel of judges, and the whisky was hailed liquid gold.
“Being recognised with any Great Taste award, besides a 3-star, means so much to us,” commented Miika Lipiäinen, co-founder of Kyrö Distillery Company. “It makes all the hard work and determination in the brand and our products worth it! Our Kyrö Malt has won the hearts of many whisky drinkers around the globe already, but we’re chuffed to hear it has come out on top. Great Taste is the most recognised accolade for taste and quality in the food and drink industry, so it’s a huge moment for us!”
Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.
Award-winning Kyrö Malt is a single batch rye whisky made from 100% malted rye. It is double pot distilled and aged in new American white oak casks for at least a three-year period. A characterful yet versatile single batch rye whisky that’s uncompromising but rewarding. Enjoy your Kyrö Malt as you wish; neat, with ice or in a cocktail. With an aromatic nose of vanilla, caramel, dried fruits and hearty rye, the malt whisky tastes sweet with a hint of pepperiness. The drink is 47.2% ABV and is available in 50, 100, 500 and 700ml sizes. Kyrö is available now on the Kyrö website or Masters of Malt for RRP £50.
Kyrö has won various international whisky competitions since its conception, including international Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) where Kyrö Malt recently won ‘Gold Outstanding’, scoring an impressive 98/100 points. The full Kyrö product range is admired and valued as a guarantee of quality and exceptional character globally.