Finns often have their best ideas in a sauna. Thus, it seems no wonder that this is
exactly where the story of the Kyrö Distillery Company began in 2012. A group of
friends wondered why nobody had made Finnish rye whiskey yet, given the fact
that Finns consume six times more rye than the world average and rye bread is
the official national dish! A couple of months after that fateful sauna session, the
Kyrö Distillery Company was born. After slogging through two years of building works and bureaucracy, the fearless Kyrö distillers finally fired up the stills in 2014 in an old dairy in the Finnish village of Isokyrö. Their first product was ‘Juuri’ – the new make that was lovingly poured into American white oak casks to mature into delicious rye whiskey.