“Why make it easy when you can make it great?”
As vodka enthusiasts we felt like there were not enough choices of artisan vodkas. We saw a lot labels with text “handcrafted”, but in most cases it referred only to small batch production. We wanted to create a vodka that we can proudly tell what it is made of and how it is produced. We also felt that the market was going to wrong direction with ever increasing filtration methods and we want to take vodka back to its roots because coal belongs to the grill, sand to the beach, silver to the table, platinum to the catalysator and diamonds to jewellery. None of the above is needed to make vodka unless mistakes are made in the selection of raw materials or in the production process.
The crown jewel of our distillery is the 20 plate copper distilling column. The more plates the better purified vodka. No shortcuts, more is more. It is not only perfect for the product but also the shining copper beautifully illuminates the distillery. The still is of course operated manually as we are an artisan distillery. There is absolutely no better feeling than starting the distilling day by climbing ladders to reach the valves at the top of the column. Distilling column produces 96 % strength alcohol, Spirit of Southwest Breeze, the base of Kaiho Vodka.
“It is the copper column distilling that makes the quality”
“We want to take care!”
Alcohol production is energy intensive and therefore we pay a lot of attention to facilities and utilities. Our electricity is carbon neutral, heating is by bioenergy power plant, waste from mashing is circulated to energy production (no methane released to atmosphere) and that offsets great deal of the carbon footprint of the grain. Bottle is a bottle neck on our way to carbon neutrality so for the time being we compensate by re-foresting.
The place where all our magic happens. In our opinion the most beautiful part of Finland where the world famous Turku archipelago lies. From the archipelago we source our inspiration in creating our honest spirits without making any compromises. Our distillery lies in Raisio within the Raisionkaari industrial park that strongly focuses on green values. We also source all our fantastic ingredients locally from this area. Our organic premium quality winter wheat comes from Vahto, near Turku and our crystal clear artesian water from Jakkula spring, located in Somero. As we are strongly focusing on environmental awareness, we compensate all our carbon emissions to a local carbon sink, located in Laitila. This is southwest Finland, this is the home of Turku Distillery!
“The treasury of local ingredients!”