• An Orthodox Monastery Distillery called New Valamo is located in Heinävesi, Finland.
  • Warehouse is located in Ilomantsi, Finland.
  • Monastery has been established in 1940 in its present location
  • The actual whisky distillery started out in 2014 and has plans of being the biggest whisky distillery in Finland with a capacity of 120 000 liters per year.
May 23, 2023

Valamo Lightly Peated Monastery Whisky

This lightly peated single malt whisky comes from Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Valamo has a range of peated and unpeated whiskies, usually matured in bourbon or sweet church wine csks. This one’s been matured in bourbon casks and has a 12 ppm peat level. 20 or below is usually […]
October 19, 2020

Valamo 3YO Monastery Peated Single Malt

This is the first peated single malt whisky release for retail market by Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Their story is interesting as they are a monastery distillery producing peated and unpeated single malt whiskies. For example they’re making peated whisky matured in old church wine casks. I always like it […]
July 14, 2017

Valamo 5YO Unpeated Single Malt for VYS

This 5 year old unpeated single malt whisky is the first official release by Valamo Monastery Distillery from Finland. Bottled at 55,1% ABV, this is a special edition release of 725 bottles in honor of the 5 year anniversary of VYS (Viskin Ystävien Seura = Fellowship of Whisky, Finland). This […]
July 12, 2016

Valamo Monastery Distillery – Whisky matured in Church Wine casks

“Valamo Monastery Distillery – Heavenly spirits from Valamo” States Arto Liimatta, one of the owners of Valamon Viiniherman and Hermannin Viinitila (Hermanni Winery). Latter being the company which provides Valamo Monastery the wine casks for whisky maturing. And not just any wine casks – we’re talking about church wine casks. […]