Local Tastings

Local Tastings features alcoholic drinks produced by the Lignell & Piispanen distillery and winery in Kuopio. At the same time, you'll hear how berry liqueur and other high-quality Finnish alcoholic drinks are made. The tastings are held in the magnificent Koivumäki Manor, which is still owned by the descendants of Gustav Ranin, who founded the distillery in 1852.

Duration:Approx. 2 hours.

Location and starting point:Koivumäki Manor, Koivumäenkuja 18, 70800 Kuopio

Group size:10-45 people.

Availability:Group bookings available all year round. Additional open tastings in the summer season on Wednesday evenings, 5–7pm, as follows:

Wed 29 Apr. Champagnes (Jeeper Grande Reserve Blanc de Blancs, Grand Assemblange, Grand Rosé)

Wed 10 Jun. Spirits (Gustav Dill & Bilberry Vodka, Forest Gin)

Wed 15 Jul. Overview of L&P's production (products, production methods, history)

Wed 26 Aug. Liqueurs (Gustav Arctic Raspberry, Cloudberry, Bilberry-Raspberry, Cranberry)

Wed 16 Sep. Cognacs (Fine Cognac V.S., Fine Cognac V.S.O.P., Ranin X.O.)

Guide languages:Finnish, English

Price:€45/person incl. VAT.

What the product comprises:Guided tasting of Lignell & Piispanen's products with suitable nibbles (tapas/chocolate/cheese). Historical background on Oy Gust. Ranin, Lignell & Piispanen and Koivumäki Manor.

For an extra charge:Three-course dinner with additional drinks.

Where you can book:Koivumäen Kartano Oy, tel. +358-17-3614291,www.koivumaenkartano.com orkartano@koivumaenkartano.com