Kyrö Distillery appoints Maverick Drinks as UK distributor
Finland. Home to a lot of elk, a lot of heavy metal bands and a lot of saunas. It’s also the top world consumer of coffee per capita. Sounds like our kind of place and our kind of people. With that in mind, we’re extraordinarily excited to welcome Kyrö Distillery Company from Isokyrö on the west coast of Finland to our portfolio of craft spirits!
Founded in 2012 by a group of five friends after a night in a sauna, Kyrö is an all-rye distillery, working exclusively with the grain to produce a range of gins. Their drinks have already been recognised for their excellence, with Napue Gin taking home IWSC’s 2015 Gin & Tonic Trophy and Koskue Gin winning a Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017.
It’s not just gin they’ve been producing - they have also been barreling-up their rye spirit, so Finnish single malt rye whisky is on the way! Keep your eyes peeled for that in 2019…
Commenting on the partnership, Kyrö Distillery Company CEO Miika Lipiäinen said: “We just love how Maverick handles its booze. When we started making rye spirits in Finland, we saw ourselves partnering with people who feel strongly about how spirits taste and equally how they are made and who makes them. This is a perfect match for us in the UK and we look forward to touring the country with Michael and the Maverick team!"
They’re incredibly hard-working, love what they do, and care deeply about their products and their team. We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with them to spread the word in the UK. So if you’d like to get your hands on Kyrö’s spectacular drinks, you know who to call.