Looking for a great Gin for a great G&T?
Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company won the first prize 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 the 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.
Image source: Maaseudun tulevaisuus
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.
4 cl Napue Gin
12 cl Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
Fresh rosemary leaves
(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
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.
KYRÖ DISTILLERY COMPANY – Napue Gin
Oltermannintie 6, FI–61500 Isokyrö, Finland | website