World’s Best G&T by Napue Gin

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Looking for a great Gin for a great G&T? 

Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company won the first price at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for world’s best G&T with their Napue Gin – and (obviously) we had to try it.

Selected as the best gin among the 150 candidates Napue is herbal and sweet, with tasting notes of essential oils of meadowsweet and gentle citrus on the nose. Full bodied herbal flavour ending with notes of pepper of rye on the tongue.

Kyrö Distillery Company describes their tasty gin with following words. The gin’s key components have their roots in the very heart of Finnish nature, with meadowsweet, sea-buckthorn, cranberries and birch leaves, giving the scents and flavours of a misty Finnish meadow, early in the morning. Cool as the Finnish night but with the heat of rye and the midnight sun, it is a gin unlike any other.

Kyrö Distillery Company was founded by five old friends and is located in an old Oltermanni dairy in Isokyrö, Finland.

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Now, let’s get to the recipe.

World’s best G&T is really easy to make, whether it’s for one, two or a group.

You’ll need

Low, wide-glass
Ice
4 cl Napue Gin
12 cl Fever Tree Indian Tonic
Fresh rosemary leaves
Cranberries

(We were in the countryside and didn’t have any ice – we used frozen cranberries instead. I would recommend ice tough).

Fill the glass with plenty of ice and measure about 4 cl of Napue Gin. Pop in a few cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. Top with good -quality tonic and stir – enjoy the crackle as the bubbles hit the ice. Sit back, smile and chill.

You’ve deserved it.

Have a great week and cheers to Kyrö Distillery!

Napue Gin is available worldwide at Masters of Malt

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Kyrö Distillery Company organises distillery visits, tastings, dinners and cocktail workshops and can be booked via their restaurant, Kyrönmaan Matkailun Edistämiskeskus (Kyrö Tourism Board), where they now host visitors to both the distillery and Isokyrö village. Well worth a visit and definitely going up on my list of places to see.

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 KYRÖ DISTILLERY COMPANY – Napue Gin

Oltermannintie 6, FI–61500 Isokyrö, Finland  |  website

Love Karoliina x

22 Comments

  1. 23rd August 2016 / 4:50 am

    The very first legal alcoholic drink I ever had was a gin and tonic my dad made for me on my 21st birthday. He said, “This is a real summer drink.” It was tasty, but it wasn’t nearly as fancy or intriguing as what you’ve made here. I might just have to start drinking hard liquor again. lol

    • 23rd August 2016 / 1:28 pm

      HI Sue! I’ve never been a huge fan of gin and tonic, but I really liked this one, very smooth and tasty. Try your g&t with cranberries and rosemary, works wonderfully. I can’t remember the first drink my father made for me… I’m actually going to ask him, he might even remember. I’ll let you know 🙂

  2. 23rd August 2016 / 10:43 am

    That sounds nice and the pictures really looking great. Will taste it next weekend

    • 23rd August 2016 / 1:22 pm

      It was very good – glad to have inspired your weekend plans 🙂

  3. 29th August 2016 / 10:05 am

    Thank you so much for this post! My girlfriend loves gin and I would like to surprise her at the next event by making her a great gin cocktail, especially a gin and tonic! I gotta try this brand of gin!

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

  4. 29th August 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Your styling and photography is beautiful.

  5. 29th August 2016 / 12:39 pm

    It looks lovely, I like how the cranberries changed the colour of the liquid, I’d try it if I drank gin but unfortunately I don’t :\ might make it for some guests instead sometime 🙂

    • 29th August 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you! You’re guests will be happy 🙂

  6. 29th August 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I am going a fan of gin and tonic but I must you have done an incredible work with your pictures. Lovely article.

  7. 29th August 2016 / 2:53 pm

    Tää on jotain mitä aina oon tykännyt juoda illan istujaisissa! Pitääkin kokeilla tällä reseptillä kun voi taas alkoholia itseensä sisäistää. Ehkä ensi kesänä sitten 😀

    ~ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy
    Bloglovin’

    • 29th August 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Onneksi olkoon Jasmin! Luin just vauvauutiset sun blogin puolelta! 💕

  8. 29th August 2016 / 6:51 pm

    This cocktail looks AMAZING! I personally do not favor gin but I would love to give this a go! Beautiful pictures too! <3

    • 29th August 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much, the taste was pretty amazing too 🙂 thanks for visiting!

  9. 29th August 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I love G&T how beautiful is this bottle.I normally just have mine with a slice of lemon.Love the idea of frozen berries.

    • 29th August 2016 / 8:06 pm

      The cranberries were a really tasty addition, I highly recommend. The Kyrö Distillery has also won a price for the bottle design and it doesn’t surprise me, it’s so stylish and beautiful. Thank you for visiting!

  10. SofarsoSabine
    22nd November 2016 / 8:40 am

    Gin is a wonderful base for good drinks! The drinks look absolutely stunning! They must taste amazing too 🙂

    • 22nd November 2016 / 8:50 am

      It’s a delicious gin and I love the sourness from the lingonberries. Thank you Sabine xx

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