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 two friends, 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, rye and single malt whiskey since 2014.
The Helsinki Distilling Company is the result of the ambitions of two long time friends and eager whiskey enthusiasts, Kai Kilpinen and Mikko Mykkänen. Their passion is to produce premium spirits that people will truly enjoy!
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