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Miika Lipiäinen

Gives the beat as a CEO but plays real drums, too. Winning the fight with Coke Zero addiction.

Jouni Ritola

Fearless salesman spent a year in Chicago. Moved back to Helsinki to teach small talk to Finns.

Mikko Koskinen, Founder, Kyrö Distillery company
Mikko Koskinen

Mikko is an ok guy who takes care of the brand. He has lots of hobbies, facial hair and ideas.

Kalle Valkonen

Before becoming the head distiller, this (crazy) scientist was developing biofuels and brewing beer.

Miko Heinilä

Watches over the premises from across the river and tells never ending stories about (Iso)Kyrö history to everyone who wanders his way.

Mikko Ali-Melkkilä

Very much a cat person but also a DJ. No one knows where the gigs are, though.

Laura Järnefelt

Above all nonsense except when it comes to coffee. Better than tripadvisor with restaurants.

Linda Hasi

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

Jenni Soini

Remembers more than is humanly possible and spends most of her free time renovating a 100 year old house by the Kyrö river.

Sanna Dooley

Has lived all around the world and laughed a lot. Still laughs but we´re not sure if it is with us or to us. On maternity leave.

Jenna Toivonen

She´s the fastest in the rye family and by that we mean she can run. She also has a stock of flavoured chewing gum stored in a secret place that isn´t that secret.

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

Our product manager could easily survive on a deserted island without products if there was Asian food and puppies running around.

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.

Eerik Lähteenpää

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

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.

Jonas Backlund

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

Marttaleena Ruohomaa

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

Matti Leppälehto

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

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.

Anneli Nivukoski

Manages barreling with hidden ninja warrior skills.

Terhi Vuorimaa

Filling whisky barrels and taking care of animals with care.

Jani Kujala

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

Robert Sivula

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

Tony Sivula

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

Jenni Hautala

She dreams about growing her own potatoes but for now she´s the heart (and bit of the soul) of the restaurant. Organizes local events and never says no to a glass of white wine.

Meeri Luhtala

The never ending smile left Isokyrö just to come back with more stories to tell our visitors. Bet she will be traveling the world until the end of time (and returning to Kyrö, over and over again).

Lyydianna Hangassalo

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

Nadja Myllyviita

It used to be the hammer she was good at throwing but now she basically throws party every time she steps behind the bar. In Finnish, Swedish and English.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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