Made from a rye distillate in which plants such as queen-of-the-meadow, sea buckthorn berries, birch leaves and cranberries have been macerated, this gin christened ‘Napue’ is produced by the Finnish Kyro distillery and is an original creation that is bound to pique the curiosity of spirit-lovers. They will be treated to a real experience here: the flavours of kiwi flood the palate a few minutes after tasting. Particularly original, the opening is characterised by notes of juniper, wormwood, pine and cough drops. Medicinal, it develops aspects of mustard poultice and mustard seeds. The palate is very spicy (pepper, nutmeg, cloves). Next, Russian leather adds intensive power to the back of the palate. Much later, a succulent blend of aromatic herbs (verbena, sage) and lychee flood the palate
Legend has it that the Finnish find inspiration while taking a sauna. And this is precisely where the idea for the Kyrö distillery germinated in 2012. Kyrö was born of the desire to acquire a disused factory that used to produce the most popular cheese in Finland but had been closed for five years. After two years of red tape, Rye Rye finally came into existence in 2014. As its name suggests, rye is showcased here. All of the ingredients used by Kyrö distillery are produced locally.