Like most of the best things and a part of the population, the idea for the all-rye distillery was conceived in sauna. Location was quickly decided: the most famous cheese factory in Finland was empty and was ready for gentle takeover. After enduring two years of building and bureaucracy, the fearless Rye Rye distillers finally heated the stills in 2014.
Our whisky is made from 100% malted rye and first batch will be ready in 2017. It is double distilled and aged in new American white oak casks in the cheese aging store room at the dairy. The rye-based gin boasts twelve dry botanicals and four freshly distilled, local botanicals foraged or picked nearby: meadow sweet, sea-buckthorn, birch leaves and wild cranberry.
Isokyrö is a peculiar place: archeologists have found ancient skeletons in Leväluhta well; the well water turns red every spring. Church of Isokyrö dates back to 15th century nearby there is a birthplace of Cudgel War, peasant uprising for justice and freedom in 1595. A couple of centuries later, the locals fought against Russia along with Swedes in the ill-fated Battle of Napue where more than half of the male population was slaughtered.
Isokyrö is a place where both people and spirits come with character.