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[Quick Review] Kyrö Distillery Company - Malt Rye 47.2%

  Brand new release from the Kyrö Distillery in Finland with this Malt Rye whisky, distilled entirely from malted Finnish wholegrain rye. The sample I have is from the December set of the Pour & Sip subscription service from Master of Malt, which in my opinion, is really worth having a look at! Distillery :  Kyrö Distillery Bottler : Distillery Age : NAS (probably 3 years old) Distilled : n/a Bottled : 2020 Cask : New American white oak Abv : 47.2% Unchillfiltered : Not mentioned Natural Colour : Not mentioned  Nb of bottles : n/a Extra : The distillery is based in an old dairy in the village of Isok yrö   Nose : Rye spice, creamy, cereal, vanilla, some fruit notes, linseed oil, fresh wood, a little pine, some sweeter caramel and nutty notes. Palate : Sweet and spicy, pine wood, pine kernels, lemon pith, hints of pepper, oak, vanilla, a little caramel, nutmeg and cinnamon, cedarwood. Finish : Toasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds), sourdough bread. A lot of the spice and citrus notes

My 2020 Christmas Whisky List - What to give and receive!

With Christmas fast approaching, many of you have already started rushing around (mainly on website this year...) to find the perfect presents for your loved ones. But what do you buy someone who likes whisky when you don't know that much about it or are not sure about what is out there? This is why I thought I would compile a few whisky gift ideas for you here! Let's start with the obvious, a bottle of whisky. Under £50 Glendronach 12 years old - £40 to £45 For the price this is a delicious sherried whisky which is perfect for sipping at the end of the night by the fire. Lots of dried fruits and Christmas deliciousness! Highland Park 12 years old - £25 to £35 A solid one from Orkney with some citrus and honey notes mixed with some aromatic smoke. And you will find it in most supermarkets. Caol Ila 12 years old - £35 to £40 Moving on to peated whisky from Islay. This is definitely peated but not as intense as others like Laphroaig or Ardbeg. Quite oily, smoky and salty with som