Kyrö Sauna Club / by Julian Bayuni

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 hasn’t anybody 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.

Kyrö Distillery Company is proud to be the world’s northern-most gin and whisky distillery producing the finest single malt rye whisky and rye gin. The team continue to conceive ideas for the brand’s future at their regular sauna club sessions!

During the Perfect Serve Bar Show 2017 Vesper transformed its humble space into a ‘sauna’ like room to host a steaming hot night of sauna club comradery and celebration of all things rye.


Kyrö rye cocktails by Julian Bayuni & Pauliina Marjanen. 

Huge thanks to Right Spirits for co-hosting such a great event!

- Jules Bayuni -

Images courtesy of Ming Chao