Moomin Whisky by Kyrö Distellery Sold for Thousand Dollars per Bottle
Special Edition Whisky to celebrate Moomin and to Support A Charity
This is a threesome of my three Finnish fandoms, and the last one is the most important one.
Tove Jansson’s Moomin books and characters have guided my adult life. Yes, I say adult, because when I was a child I was a little bit afraid of the ghost/white Barbapapa-looking characters and didn’t really understand their inner lives. It took until I became a mother and gave the books (and the TV-show) a second chance. Now I am the biggest Moomin-fan for the life lessons Moomins can teach us.
In fact, I realize Moomins really were the original Skimbacoers living life to the fullest, and probably have been in the back of my mind even when I started this blog. Moominmamma loves being home, making her own juice from the bounty of the garden and hosting parties and picnics. Moominpappa is adventurous and tries to get the rest of the family to see that every day can be an adventure. I can relate to both of them.
Moominpappa is a whisky connoisseur and enjoys good conversations with interesting characters. Moominpappa’s love for whisky and even related headaches have been seen in Moomin books and comics. No wonder sometimes the depth of the books is a little difficult to understand for the kids.
To celebrate the author of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, on the 75th anniversary of the Moomins, Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company partnered with Moomin to create Moominpappa’s Bounty of the Sea rye malt whisky. Kyrö is my newer Finnish brand fandom, they make the world’s best gin (really, they have won awards).
The Moomin whisky is their first whisky, a rye malt whisky that has been distilled from 100% malted Finnish winter rye and then matured in harsh Finnish conditions resulting in a combination of sweet, spicy, and earthy tones.
Too bad you and I can not taste this and discuss about the awesomeness of Moomins by the Baltic Sea and let the whisky warm us, because only a small batch was made only to be sold in an auction at Lauritz.com. Six bottles were auctioned in two-bottle pairs and they sold for EUR 1,678 for pair, that’s around a thousand dollars per bottle.