Kyrö Distillery – Investing in improved production capacity

A company producing rye gin and whiskey used RDP support to increase its production capacity to meet the demand of national and international markets.

Project summary: 

KyröDistillery, based in rural Finland, is a good example of a small artisanal enterprise which evolved into a major exporter while remaining strongly committed to its local community. In order to meet the demand from national and international markets, the company implemented a project to significantly increase its distillery’s production capacity. 

A new, separate production line for gin was put in place to allow for the parallel production of both gin and whisky. The distillery also increased its bottling capacity, renovated its facilities and improved its logistics. In addition, it set up a heat recovery system to utilise heat and steam from the production line. The project promoter is Rye RyeOy, a Finnish SME. 

Project results: 

The total production capacity of both gin and whiskey increased by 400%, and a 5 million EUR increase in annual turnover is expected.

The increased production capacity created 9 new jobs, 4 of which are held by women under the age of 29.

The company maintains a reduced carbon footprint by using local services and raw materials as much as possible.

The distillery attracts an increased number of visitors, which has a significant and positive impact on local businesses.