The Helsinki Distilling Co.

The distillery is located in the heart of Helsinki’s gastro-culture, Teurastamo, which means abattoir in Finnish. True to it’s name, it served as the city’s slaughterhouse from the 1930s to the 1990s.  The distillery building has seen use as a power plant for 30 years, and afterwards, as a soap factory, a meatball factory, a car wash and a wine cellar.

Today  the home of the first distillery in Helsinki in over 100 years, run by three friends, Séamus Holohan, Kai Kilpinen and Mikko Mykkänen, this little corner in the abattoir district has been producing award winning premium gin, the first local aquavit, applejack from Finnish apples, “lonkero” and of course most importantly, single malt and rye whiskey since 2014.

NEWS

Check out what is currently happening in and around the distillery.

March 3, 2018

The most innovative distiller in Europe!

March 1, 2018

Craft Spirits Festival – Destille Berlin

January 30, 2018

Uisge Helsinki 2018

January 30, 2018

Distillery tours 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm!
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PEOPLE

The Helsinki Distilling Company is the result of the ambitions of three long time friends and eager whiskey enthusiasts, Séamus Holohan, Kai Kilpinen and Mikko Mykkänen. Their passion is to produce premium spirits that people will truly enjoy!

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Mikko has the heart and mind of a distiller. He has the nose for all the subtleties of spirits and an extraordinary skill for making smooth and balanced distillates from almost any ingredients. To further increase his knowledge about distilling, Mikko is currently a post-graduate at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

MIKKO MYKKÄNEN
Master Distiller
+358 50 340 0209
mikko.mykkanen@hdco.fi

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As an Irishman, Séamus knows a thing or two about whiskey. His many years as a serial entrepreneur have taught him a thing or two about business too. Séamus is taking care of the both domestic and international sales.

SÉAMUS HOLOHAN
CEO
+358 40 648 4534
seamus.holohan@hdco.fi

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As a whiskey and cocktail enthusiast for over 20 years, Kai has a taste for fine spirits. Along with his passion Kai also has a tasting portfolio of over 1000 different spirits. He is responsible for making the blends for the whiskey releases and maturation of the whiskey. His other responsibilities are product and quality development and bespoke distillates.

KAI KILPINEN
Master Blender
+358 41 516 4272
kai.kilpinen@hdco.fi