• DOUBLE GOLD AT SIP AWARDS!

    GUSTAV DILL VODKA AND GUSTAV METSÄ GIN WIN GOLD AT INTERNATIONAL SIP AWARDS

    The multi-award-winning Gustav Dill Vodka and Gustav Metsä Gin, which was launched for public sale in March, have both been awarded a gold medal at the 2019 International SIP Awards in the United States. The SIP Awards is the only international, blind tasting competition where consumers are the judges.

    “We are really flattered and happy about Gustav Dill Vodka and especially Gustav Metsä Gin’s success in this competition. Our Dill Vodka has already been extremely successful internationally and has won many gold medals in the flavoured vodka categories. Gustav Metsä Gin, a true tribute to the flavours of the Finnish nature, was released only two months ago and immediately won gold. And it must also be remembered that it is already an honour to get your own products included in the competition, as 89 brands were cut off this year in the competition,” says Harri Nylund, CEO of Lignell & Piispasen.

    Utilising only the best natural ingredients

    The unique flavours of Lignell & Piispanen’s products come from their own aroma distillation still, which is capable of distilling the finest flavours from natural raw ingredients. Behind all the success is a deep commitment to quality production. “The 13 different raw ingredients used to create Gustav Metsä Gin were built with love over two years, so we dared to look forward to success. Our product development team has done a great job and these awards are especially valuable to us because the competition’s judges are ordinary consumers,” says Nylund.

    Founded in 1852, the family-owned Lignell & Piispanen is Finland’s third oldest distillery still in operation. The success of this internationally-awarded company is based on six generations of craftsmanship, knowledge of raw ingredients, 100% transparency and respect for the principles of sustainable development. More information can be found at www.lignellpiispanen.fi.

    For further information:
    Harri Nylund, CEO
    +358 44 585 2561
    harri.nylund@lignellpiispanen.fiIma

  • Lignell&Piispanen launches new gin

    LIGNELL&PIISPANEN LAUNCHES NEW GIN – LIGNELL&PIISPANEN’S FRESH ARTISAN GIN HONOURS FINNISH FORESTS

    Lignell&Piispanen, a family- run company with international awards and prizes for its vodkas and liqueurs, launches Gustav Metsä Gin. Premiering at the Helsinki Drink Festival, the artisan gin is inspired by and pays tribute to the Finnish forest.

    Lignell&Piispanen from Kuopio, Finland is well-known for using local raw materials in its products, and Gustav Metsä Gin continues that tradition. Gustav Metsä Gin was born from the desire to honour the Finnish forests and nature. We may take harnessing Finland’s pure ingredients from nature somewhat for granted, but not everyone in the world does.

    “The story of Gustav Metsä Gin started in Kuopio a few years ago when a group of Asian visitors wished to visit blueberry farms. The fact that the berries used in our products are hand-picked directly from the forest was an inconceivable idea for our guests. So, in the end, we couldn’t help but bring our guests into the actual woods to see where the ingredients we use come from,” says Harry Nylund, CEO of Lignell&Piispanen.

    “The morning dew of the Nordic forests and its rich scent world, as well as taste experience, were the starting points for our new gin production,” says Mika Mönkkönen, Lignell&Piispanen’s distillery master. “The forest’s flavour palette is incredibly rich and pure, and we want to let our customers experience this treasure, too,” continues Mönkkönen.

    Gustav Metsä Gin is a hand-crafted premium gin and is created using natural ingredients including juniper berries, spruce shoots, birch leaves, dandelion roots, midsummer rose petals, cardamom, lemon, basil, coriander, and pink pepper corns.
    Gustav Metsä Gin will be launched at the Helsinki Drink Festival on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and will be available at Alko starting on March 23rd.

    For further information:
    Harri Nylund
    +358 44 585 2561
    harri.nylund@lignellpiispanen.fi

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    Leena Ojas
    +358 44 722 9693
    leena.ojas@lignellpiispanen.fi

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  • AN OLD DOG CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS / TIME FOR A NEW ERA

    We at Gustav distillery consider ourselves to be forward-thinking and courageous. A couple of years ago, we made the brave decision to head to the Far East. As a 166-year-old family company, we welcomed this challenge and great opportunity – but for a Scandinavian craft distillery, this mission felt like the first flight to the moon in 1969. To go where no Gustav brand has gone before. Even after the journey we have travelled so far, this one is like no other… and there is still so much more to come.

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