The history of Koskenkorva might be short, but its significance lies in its depth
For centuries, the Finns have maintained a tradition of brewing spirits, and this art has been particularly strong in the region of Southern Ostrobothnia on the country’s west coast. Koskenkorva was introduced in Finland in 1953 to herald a new era and an increasing prosperity. During the period of reconstruction after World War II, there was enough grain in the fields to set some aside to make spirits. This beverage was named after the small village of Koskenkorva in Ostrobothnia, the place where the distillation took place. Koskenkorva was distilled and produced, with the idea that the drink could be enjoyed both sipped at ambient temperature from a pocket flask and, in a more sophisticated manner, as chilled schnapps.
Along with the taste – impossible to imitate – the Finns have also taken the bottle’s label to their hearts. The label portrays a series of 11 barns in a landscape dominated by fields, and represents the authentic landscape of the Ostrobothnia region.
During the first decade of its existence, Koskenkorva gained a steady standing as the number one in sales of strong spirits in Finland. In addition to the traditional black rye bread and the sauna, Koskenkorva has become a symbol of what is essentially Finnish. The Finns, who are often seen as courageous, honest and reserved, have adopted this drink as a way of enjoying themselves when letting loose.
Integrity, Honesty And Courage
The true nature of Finland and Koskenkorva lies in the hearts and minds of people. It means that Koskenkorva will never surrender its three core values: honesty, integrity and courage.
Koskenkorva Vodka wants to address the creative, independent and insightful people, who can easily see through artificial phenomena. In other words Koskenkorva Vodka wants to celebrate people who proudly and boldly do their own thing - people like you and me. Koskenkorva challenges consumers to think and see things differently. In other words - Dare to think.