A drink with… Miika Lipiäinen, Kyrö Distillery Company

The CEO of Finland’s Kyrö Distillery Company, Miika Lipiäinen, on changing Finnish drinking culture, and the potential of rye-based whisky and gin. *This feature was first published in the September 2019 issue of The Spirits Business What is your background in the drinks industry? I’ve had a fairly long background of whisky nerdiness. Coming from Finland, we’re not exactly close to the regions where whisky has traditionally been made. Fortunately, I had a job where…

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The week in pictures

Scotch whisky brand BenRiach has teamed up with Scottish artist Ellis O’Connor to create a series of paintings inspired by the landscape, architecture and surroundings of the Speyside distillery. O’Connor has been commissioned to create a trio of landscapes influenced by the three casks used to make the BenRiach 10 Year Old. The collection will be crafted at her studio on the outer Hebridean island of North Uist before being exhibited in London. O’Connor said:…

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