Altia is owned by the state of Finland. When government considered selling the corporation, a popular movement grew to oppose this. The Koskenkorva distillery is the largest buyer for the barley farmers in the area. Without the distillery, cultivation of barley in the region would probably cease. 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. Koskenkorva Vodka is a premium vodka. Distilled over 250 times, produced from the purest glacier water and selected barleys from Koskenkorva´s own fields.
Crystal clear in colour. The aroma is rich, spicy and fruity with delicate hints of blueberry, juniper and pine, and a
light touch of citrus. The taste is soft with notes of blueberries, juniper affiliated with a light feeling of licorice.