Our Story

Wild botanical herbs and aged spirits fromthe heart of Finnishnature.

Ägräs Distillery is situated in Fiskars, Finland - a historic village surrounded by the raw magnificence of Finnish nature, internationally renowned for its rich heritage in artistry and design.

From the pure waters of Fiskars to the seasonal selected botanical roots, seeds, flowers, herbs and berries that, we create craft spirits, exclusively crafted for the rest of the world to enjoy.

 

Ägräs Family

The company was founded by the envisionaries: The brewing magician Jari Leinonen from Fiskarsin Panimo and his partner in crime Juha Kuronen, the villager of the year Susanna Kankare as well as Anssi Takala. Nowadays the distillery is comprised by over 500 shareholders, as we're the first crowdfunded distillery in Finnish history.

Below are the rest of the family rockstars, who you'll usually run into when having to do with Ägräs Distillery.

Fred Karlsson to the left, Tomi Purhonen to the right and Kothe in the back and the abundant nature starts about 20 meters to the right of this image.

Fred Karlsson to the left, Tomi Purhonen to the right and Kothe in the back and the abundant nature starts about 20 meters to the right of this image.

Tomi Purhonen

Tomi is our Master Distiller and COO. Tomi’s affinity towards the production process and the business as a whole has been refined over 15 years of craft distilling, brewing and hospitality experience. Today, he is part of Ägräs' heart and soul, eager to push out to the public remarkable spirits worthy of attention.  With invaluable know-how for the distilling process and natural talent for everything related to spirits and maturation, the Savo native has all that it takes to place Ägräs firmly in the global spirits scene.

"I appreciate great ingredients and I want to bring out the best out of each one. That's why I only use a handful, for the smoothest and best experience of all of the ingredients used."

Tomi has his sleeves full of stories, so be sure to have a chat with him whenever you see him either at the distillery or one of the events we attend on a regular basis.

Chia knows her wildherbs, just ask!

Chia knows her wildherbs, just ask!

Chia Näsman

Chia, the shining sun of Tap Room. She takes you on a spiritual trip every time you interact with her at the bar. Get ready to be entertained and enlightened about the greatest of wildherbs when having a chat with her. On top of all this, she also hosts distillery tours like a boss.

You should also ask for fermenting tips and tricks from her. They're pretty on point.

 
 

The Range