Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel

KOSKENKORVA VODKA SAUNA BARREL

Koskenkorva have reimagined Finland’s time-honoured tradition of wood smoke saunas with this uniquely flavoured barrel-aged vodka.

Koskenkorva Sauna Barrel is aged for six months in charred oak barrels, giving distinctive flavour notes of tar, smoke and a trace of Bourbon, this a vodka unlike any other.

PRODUCTION

An entirely Finnish story, Koskenkorva’s production starts with its grain. Made with the world’s most northernmost grown barley, a collective of over 1500 farmers grow the native grain used in the spirit’s production, all grown within a 200km radius of the village.

Unfiltered locally-sourced natural spring water is also a vital element which contributes to the spirit’s smooth, natural flavour.

Koskenkorva’s state-of-the-art process of continuous distillation means the fermenting barley mash is distilled over 250 times, with the spirit being continuously fed into five separate distillation columns.

In pursuit of absolute sustainability, four additional supporting columns then recycle the fusel alcohol (spent alcohol) from the main distillation, contributing to an impressive 99% efficiency level.

This process of continuous distillation also reduces water consumption, energy and chemical use by eliminating the need for unnecessary washing.

The vodka is then aged for six months in charred ex-Bourbon oak barrels, which provides its unique smoky profile.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Finnish Saana & Elmeri barley, unfiltered pure spring water, charred ex-Bourbon oak casks.

HOW TO ENJOY

Emerging from the heat of the sauna, this unique vodka delivers hints of tar, smoke and a trace of Bourbon from the spirit’s time in cask. With whiskey-like characteristics, it’s perfect in cocktails such as the Steam & Smoke, and an update on the classic Manhattan.

COUNTRY AND REGION OF ORIGIN

Koskenkorva, Finland

VOLUME

70cl

STRENGTH

40% ABV

Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel
NOSE

Hints of dry wood and tar softened by vanilla and roasted almonds

PALATE

Rich with hints of Bourbon, toasted malts and vanilla

FINISH

Warming with lingering spice and smoke

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