Rye has been cultivated in Finland for centuries and is a core element of the eponymous bread eaten with frequency throughout the country, so it should come as no surprise that someone decided perhaps they should turn that ubiquitous grain, famed for its natural sweetness, into a whisky. In steps Kyrö. Started by a group of friends, in perhaps the most Finnish way ever, after a sauna session, the distillery has unsurprisingly quickly taken off, making big waves in the world of malt.

Over a decade after that fateful sweat sesh, Kyrö's full range has finally started to mature. With the introduction of different variants and additions, the distillery's core whisky range was finalised in 2023. The whisky is distilled in pot stills and non-chill filtered, before being aged in in ex-bourbon & New American oak casks. Choosing the best from both American and Scottish whisky traditions, the Kyrö whisky has the complexity of Scotch Single Malt and the accessibility of American rye. 

The Kyrö core range 

Kyrö Malt Rye

The signature whisky. Like liquid rye bread in a bottle with notes of vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, and earthy rye.

Kyrö Malt Oloroso

Everybody’s darling, Kyrö's head distiller lovingly refers to Oloroso as “brunch whisky” with notes of nuts, dried fruits, and caramel.

Kyrö Peat Smoke

This whisky combines the Finnish terrain with Kyrö's rye whisky using 100% Finnish malted rye that is smoked using Finnish freshwater peat. Notes of mossy peat, grass, honey, partly cooked apples, and promise of rye spice.

Kyrö Wood Smoke

Following an old northern tradition the malt is alder smoked in a 100-year-old barn. This Whisky is smoky, fatty and has notes of bacon, campfire, vanilla, caramel and pepper, sweet smoke, and tar.

Fancy getting your hands on a few bottles to get an idea of the Fins giving a centuries-old American institution a run for its money? Enter here for a chance to win the entire core range. 

Your prize

The complete Kyrö core whisky range, including:

  • 1 x bottle Kyrö Malt
  • 1 x bottle Kyrö Malt Oloroso
  • 1 x bottle Kyrö Wood Smoke
  • 1 x bottle Kyrö Peat Smoke

The question is: Where is Kyrö whisky from?

Competition closes: 1st May 2024

By entering the competition, it is deemed that the entrant accepts the terms and conditions stated below.

No purchase necessary.

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent.

Prize is not transferable.

One entry per person, no bulk or third-party entries, unless the rules of the competition state so.

No responsibility can be taken for any lost or delayed entries.

Winner must be 18 years old or over.

The winner will be chosen from all correct entries and will be notified by email.

The winner will need to confirm acceptance within 7 days of being notified. If the winner does not confirm acceptance within this timeframe, the promoter has the right to pick another winner.

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