The Kyrö Distillery Company journey started in a sauna with some whisky... Miika Lipiäinen was having a sauna night with Mikko and Miko and bought along a bottle of Rittenhaus Rye. Rye was non-existent as a spirit category in Finland at the time, but there's a notion that rye is the most Finnish of grains.
After a couple of drams they thought there should be rye whisky from Finland and in the morning started to reach out to distilleries. They then decided they would create other rye-based spirits too, as long as there’s a reason why they should be made by them. Gin was a very natural choice as they have excellent fresh botanicals in Finland.