Like many great ideas (and half of the Finnish population), the idea for Kyrö Distillery Company was conceived in a sauna by a group of friends with a shared love of rye whisky. The obvious question on everybody’s lips was why anybody hasn’t made a Finnish rye whisky, especially given the fact that Finns consume six times more rye than the world average and rye bread is the official national dish. From there the idea grew and before long, their distillery found a perfect home in an old dairy in the Finnish village of Isokyrö. After some gentle renovations, stills were first heated up in 2014 and from there the distillery has gone to win several international prizes and they now sell their products in dozens of countries around the world. They are proud to be the world’s northern most gin and whisky distillery producing the finest single malt rye whisky and rye gin.