Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky

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Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Smoke
Ex-Borubon, French Oak & American White Oak
47.2 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
27 aug 2021 8:29 am by jpANDERS

Average value

€ 53.93

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Whisky reviews for Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.59 points.

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good rye that integrates the peat smoke well.
    • Nose
      Rye bread and dry-sweet peat smoke. Barbecue. Smoked fish. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Creamy start. Roog bread again with a fine smoke. Barbecue sweetness. Smoked fish. In addition, pleasant seasoning.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Sweetness, seasoning, peat smoke, barbecue, rye.

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  3. MasDen scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    Sweetness in aroma, caramel, oak barrel. In taste sweetness changes with vanilla notes and alcohol finish.

  4. steff scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. wolfhound scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Nose - mostly acetone
    Taste - plastic smoke
    Finish - fairly long and chemical
    Balance - This is weird, in a blind tasting I wouldn't have said it was whisky!

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This took me by surprise. It noses like an American rye whisk(e)y with added rubbery smoke and leather, and while the palate starts off in a similar fashion, the finish displays an almost Talisker-esque fishy salinity, with a sprinkling of fresh fruits. Very weird, very interesting.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. glendronach64 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A good rye, become more and more a fan of it
    • Nose
      70 70
      Freshly cut wood, some fruit and a little dry.
    • Taste
      80 80
      First, fresh wood spreads out in the mouth, followed by some sweetness, which becomes pleasantly drier.
    • Finish
      80 80
      In the long finish it is first dry, then sweet on the palate.

  8. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. rampah scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Had only one dram, didn't take any notes. The dram lasted nearly 3 hours in my glass and it didn't get any better...

  10. 7dneejdmc scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. JBKwb scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  12. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky 47.2%.

    30ml sample at home, Oct 2021.

    Pale yet dark golden orange, if that makes sense. Or a pale shade of amber. I haven’t seen information on the types of cask used here but I guess the Finnish climate won’t be helping the whisky to draw loads of colour from even the most active cask, especially at a young age.

    Aroma is very grain-dominant. Doughy. Uncooked rye bread dough and churros. Fried pastries. Some pale wood.

    Body is fairly oily.

    Taste is again doughy, but salty and floral up front too, leans towards being dry but there is a nice sweet 'n' salty vibe going on. The mid-palate feigns towards becoming watery but the alcohol heat rises back up on the finish, bringing more of the grain character. Toasted rye bread lingers. Light char on the finish.

    Really interesting to try this grain-led rye. The casks haven’t done loads to this one – they've just lent enough toasty sweetness to round things out. It’s a solid enjoyable rye whisky. 3.525/84


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