Inside the Kyrö Distillery Company building the finest gin and whiskey matures in large wooden barrels. An important part of the production process, as the unmistakable taste that is in great demand from customers all over the world can only develop in this way. It all started with a crazy idea: five Finnish friends founded a liquor factory on a sauna raft. The Kyrö Distillery Company launched its business in the old Valio dairy in 2014.
The distillery soon won international awards and the demand increased alongside its fame. The Finnish company quickly reached the limits of its capacity and decided to expand production on the old dairy site.
As part of an architectural competition, the idea was born to build the new halls in such a way that they visually resemble traditional wooden barns. However, building the planned five warehouses in timber construction was out of the question because the technical requirements are very high: Whiskey is a combustible liquid. So the warehouse had to be divided into five sections, each with a precisely controlled room climate. The individual areas have a suitably regulated temperature and humidity. The amount of alcohol evaporating in the air is closely monitored to prevent an explosion. Concrete would be a suitable material, but does not fit into the landscape at all. What was to be done?