This exotic Kyrö Malt Rye was produced in honor of the Finnish Whisky Day (May 23), which also happens to be the birthday of VYS (Viskin Ystävien Seura = Fellowship of Whisky). Released on May 2021 as a limited batch of 666 bottles, it instantly got my attention because of its Ruby Port finish.
Kyrö distillery has matured some of their malt rye whisky in a 250 liter Ruby Port barrel and some in a 250 liter Ex-Bourbon barrel. The end result is 100% malted rye whisky with a red winey character and a hue of pink. The very first “Kyrö’s Choice”.
I must say, I fell in love with this expression! Amazing experiment and overall a superb end product. Ruby Port’s sweetness and fruitiness really compliment Kyrö’s peppery and fresh malt rye whisky.
For a hardened old dog trying to learn new experiences in the world of rye whisky, this is like the ultimate expression for that – getting new experiences. Amazing rye whisky!
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