Country: Finland
Region:
Type: Rye
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46.5%
Score: 86 points

This 6-month-old Rye from Finland’s Kyrö Distillery has a lot of promise for the future. It’s matured in American Oak, and the nose is predictably spicy and young with notes of toasted rye bagels, hints of vanilla, roasted nuts, and a touch of lemon zest. The taste is spicy with black pepper, clove, dark chocolate, vanilla, a hint of lemon zest, and a slight nuttiness. The finish is long, spicy, and slightly tart with lingering clove and lemon zest notes. It will be interesting to see how this whisky changes with more time in the barrel. (November, 2014)