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Miika Lipiäinen

Whisky enthusiast, who creates the rhythm. As a drummer and as a CEO.

Jouni Ritola

Fearless salesman spent a year in Chicago. Moved back to Helsinki just in time to enjoy the nightless summer nights and teach small talk to Finns.

Mikko Koskinen, Founder, Kyrö Distillery company
Mikko Koskinen

Mikko is an ok guy. He has facial hair. Takes care of branding.

Kalle Valkonen

Before becoming the head distiller, this moustached man was developing biofuels and brewing beer.

Miko Heinilä

Farm boy who takes care of the distillery family and builds the premises. His heart beats for Isokyrö.

Mikko Ali-Melkkilä

Salesman extraordinaire fond of all things eccentric. Also a cat person.

Linda Hasi

Financial director who comes down the hills freeriding. Loves mushrooming and art galleries.

Jenni Soini

Office superpower who lives next door to the distillery. Makes extraordinary out of the ordinary.

Laura Järnefelt

Head of our small but mighty marketing team. Besides cocktails and fashion, enjoys good craft coffee.

Sanna Dooley

Loves a good tipple and a good laugh. Has lived all around the world, but luckily found her way back and now looks after marketing. On maternity leave.

Anniina Kumara

Passionate about events and organizing surprises. Regular dose of live music and travelling is inevitable.

Jenna Toivonen

Cheerful floor ball player and marketing enthusiast. Wants to get things moving with joy and efficiency!

Hanna-Leena Huhtala

Has a passion passport and work related social media addiction. Loves to dance the night away and makes sure to have boomerangs of all the moves.

Janni Markkula

You don’t know what efficiency means if you haven’t met this merch-coordinator. Loves sports, learning new things and travelling. Earliest office bird!

Pirita Litmanen

Funniest person ever occasionally and definitely when the dishes are done. Keeps office and materials in order. Happy when the sun is shining.

Outi Heiniluoma

Sweet & social. Easily excited about anything between biking and forest, people and photography.

Ann-Marie Kallio

A Swede in Isokyrö. Gardening enthusiast, who keeps packing materials strictly in order.

Taina Perttula

Returned to a building that she once knew as a dairy and her childhood home. Loves all animals, except spiders.

Mari Saarenpää

Whiskymama who loves them smokey and knows how to replace problems with solutions. Takes care of the distillery people like only a mother would and loves animals, too.

Timo Mäkelä

Whisky distilling & bass playing. Sometimes at the same time. Surprisingly talkative introvert.

Sami Taijala

Allround mysterious shovel man. Invents the greatest patents.

Anneli Nivukoski

Manages barreling with hidden ninja warrior skills.

Terhi Vuorimaa

Filling whisky barrels and taking care of animals with care.

Marttaleena Ruohomaa

Nerd of the distillery, whose summer holidays tend to be not so successful.

Jonas Backlund

Besides gin distilling, masters also Swedish dialect closest to ancient language. Most relaxing thing in the world? Cooking.

Matti Leppälehto

Passion for creating flavours with food and drinks – and sharing them. Loves sauna, electronic music and bad humour.

Robert Sivula

Civil engineer with strong DIY attitude. Always up for a snooker  challenge!

Jani Kujala

Managing the production and singing tango with iron-hard professionalism.

Jussi Viljala

Jussi’s mother says he is a good guy. Our ambassador also collects gins and tells lots of jokes.

Eerik Lähteenpää

Looks after our distributors (and is our unofficial technical support). Loves to read and travel, but doesn’t have time for either.

Tony Sivula

Sheep farmer and distillery bar manager. Extraordinary host who has all the answers.

Josefin Strandberg

Our lovely Finn-Swede describes herself as crazy cat lady with always a great bunch of things going on.

Katariina Kallio

You would trust either your dinner experience or your life in her hands. Great, warm host and trustworthy paramedic student.

Lyydianna Hangassalo

Happy host with some Kyröish lunacy, creates drinks and sets the table while singing cheerfully.

George Krastev

Brand Ambassador, UK. Dearest things are creating, whether it’s buildings, jewellery, drinks, or bar tools. Loves being around people. Talking, hosting, teaching, interacting.

Vladimir Arinushkin

Brand Ambassador, Russia

Vladimir Tsedsatze

Market manager, Russia
Looks after Kyrö in Russia. Also likes football but has no free time to play. 

Soran Nomura

Brand Ambassador, Japan. Likes arts, creating cocktails, and new things like recently very keen on fermentation process! Never refuses to travel or make new frends. 

Max Sabato

Brand Ambassador, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Loves to cook for family and friends, enjoying nice drinks while prepping the food. Since he touched a shaker for the first time, has always been at the bar. Sometimes on the top of it, sometimes under the bar; but most of the time behind it.

Mauricio Allende

Brand Ambassador, Southern Finland.  Rye and Agave Lover. Mexican-Finn, talks a lot but doesn’t mind the silence either. Prefers cold weather and bad jokes.


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