This family owned distillery based in Lahti is the largest distillery in Finland, producing over 100,000 litres of new spirit every year. Although it has been in place since 2002, I first came across it at the Viking Line Whisky Fair in February 2017.
The original Teerenpeli distillery in the city centre of Lahti still exists and allows for new product development, however it is the newer distillery established in 2015 that has substantially expanded its production capacity.
Anssi Pyysing is the CEO and Founder of the business (pictured above on the left beside Ian Buxton) and the full team can be found on their website by clicking here.
Teerenpeli distillery uses traditional pot stills that have been handmade in Scotland, and their whiskies are aged in oak casks for at least three years. The casks include former sherry, bourbon, and port wine casks from Scotland and Spain.
Teerenpeli single malt whiskys are made with pure Finnish barley malt and fresh groundwater from the Salpausselkä ridge. Each cask is filled with new spirit with a strength of at least 63.5% ABV. It is worth noting that these 64-litre casks of single malt whisky are available to whisky investors with an initial cost of around €1,400 and more information can be found on their website – click here for more information on the process.
The full range of whiskeys currently available from Teerenpeli distillery can be found below and through this link – click here – including historical releases now completely sold out.
As with most distilleries these days, Teerenpeli distillery has also recently release their own gin brand, called PyyGin.