Drinks from a Village
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In 1953 when Koskenkorva Vodka was born in the village of Koskenkorva, most of the work on the farms was done with the help of workhorses. Back in those days we employed a special breed, a very hardworking Finnish horse that helped us grow barley so good that it was used to create an award winning Koskenkorva Vodka.
In Finland, it’s always been customary to use what the forest gives us: berries, wild herbs, leaves and needles that are all utilized in different ways. Bilberries and lingonberries are widely regarded as the most sacred treasures the nature provides, and this is also true in the village of Koskenkorva.
In the village of Koskenkorva, the long days of our summer growing season nourish not only the barley but also our farmers with abundant sunlight. But in the winter it’s the exact opposite: six months of nearly complete darkness and subzero temperatures. The darkness we can battle with coffee but it is tea that keeps us warm all year round. And when it tastes this good we don’t even mind the cold.
The end of summer is the most important time of the year in the village of Koskenkorva. It’s the time of harvest—when all the hard work done throughout the year is rewarded. Whether it’s the harvest of our barley or other treasures the sun has nurtured, this time of year, the villagers become harvesters.