Kyrö Distillery Company // Finland
An abandoned cheese factory in Isokyrö, Finland has been home to the rye-obsessed Kyrö Distillery Company since 2014. While they waited for their rye whiskey to mature, they keep the stills busy producing new make spirit and rye-based gin like this one. Napue Gin, named after a village and battle that took place in 1714, is made from rye grain and distilled with freshly-picked and locally sourced seabuckthorn, wild cranberries, birch leaves, and meadowsweet. The remaining 12 botanicals are undisclosed. It is bottled at 46.3% ABV.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"The aroma of coriander comes through along with bright citrus tones and fresh green grass. There's a pleasant savoriness to it all. On tasting, the base spirit is lean and dry with juniper present, but not overpowering. The finish shows gentle floral notes and a peppery finish. A zippy gin and an all-around cocktail use. Start with a gin & tonic."