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Finnish Distiller Kyro Unveils Malt Rye Whisky


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Fledgling Finnish distillery, Kyrö Distillery, has revealed their first offering – a malt rye whisky.

Based in Isokyro, Finland, the distillery is located in a former dairy facility used to produce Finnish cheese, and was was founded by Miika Lipiäinen, Mikko Koskinen, Kalle Valkonen, Miko Heinilä and Jouni Ritola, while they were enjoying some American rye whisky in a sauna.

Kyrö Distillery Company’s inaugural Malt Rye Whisky is made with 100% Finnish wholegrain rye, matured in American oak casks, distilled in Scottish-style pot stills, bottled at 47.2% alcohol by volume [94.4 proof] and is said to contain notes of caramel, honey and vanilla.

Only 240 bottles of Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky are being made available for $60 per 500ml bottle in the UK beginning in October 2020.

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