Experience W/Gin

The Spirit of Cyber is co-created by customers and partners worldwide, celebrating expertise and collaboration.


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Story of W/Gin

W/Gin has been brought to life through a process that transcends boundaries, uniting hundreds of WithSecure™ partners and customers from around the world who dedicated their time and taste buds to co-create this bottle of gin. The feedback from numerous tastings was instrumental for the award-winning Authors’ Distillery in perfecting each iteration, ultimately resulting in The Spirit of Cyber.

The Spirit of Cyber is not just a gin; it is an embodiment of collective creativity, unity, and the power of partnership. It is a testament to the remarkable results that can be achieved when people from diverse backgrounds come together to craft something extraordinary. The experts in cyber security know that the simple magic that occurs when people work together to make something better.

Together, we raise a glass of Spirit of Cyber to those who have helped stop breaches and cyber attacks.

Celebrate the cyber heroes with us at SPHERE24

Do you like making drinks? Create your own gin cocktail recipe, share it with us and you can win a VIP ticket to our annual cyber security unconference SPHERE in May 28-29, 2024!

The experts at Authors’ Distillery will test the recipe with the Spirit of Cyber and select 1-3 winning recipes. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will get a complimentary ticket to SPHERE24 with a gift bag and meet & greet with Master Distiller Ari Kaura and Author Christian Rönnbacka. The winners will be informed personally.

Enjoy W/Gin the traditional Gin & Tonic way


40ml W/Gin

120ml premium Indian tonic water

1 orange peel

Mint leaves

1-3 cubes of ice

Measure out the gin and tonic and add to a glass with 3-4 ice cubes before more mixing. Cut approx. 1.5" long & 0.5" wide orange peel and twist oils out carefully. Choose 1 twig or two leaves of strong mint and slap out oils. Decorate the drink with the orange peel and mint.


40ml W/Gin

120ml premium elderflower tonic water

Slice of lime

1-3 cubes of ice

Measure out the gin and tonic and add to a glass with 3-4 ice cubes before more mixing. Cut a thick round slice of lime and add to the drink.

Or try it as warm or spiced up cocktail

Spiced Gin W/armer

100ml W/Gin

400ml cloudy apple juice

1/2 lemon

1 bay leaf

1 stick of cinnamon

1/2 coriander seed

1 tsp runny honey

Place the bay leaf, cinnamon, lemon and coriander in a mulling bag Put the apple juice in a saucepan and add the spices. Gently warm for 5 minutes. Stir in the honey, and allow to cool. Remove mulling bag, stir in the gin, and pour into two glasses.


50ml W/Gin

6 mint leaves

10ml sugar syrup

20ml lime juice

Sprig of mint and lime to garnish

Top up with soda

In the bottom of a tall glass or tumbler, muddle the six mint leaves and add W/Gin. Stir in the sugar syrup gently and fill the glass with crushed ice (or normal cubes, if you prefer). Top up with soda water and garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint. If you want to be more adventurous, replace mint with basil.

Sphere22 crowd

Want your own bottle?

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In partnership with Authors’ Distillery

It all started from the belief that for new innovations we need to broaden our perspectives and seek inspiration from the leaders, makers, and breakers within other industries.

Authors’ Distillery impressed and inspired us by their expertise for distilling award-winning quality spirits from pure and local ingredients, and their unique approach for growing the business and sharing the same values. We both strongly believe in the power of partnership, passion in what we do and creating something new together and making it an experience. The founders of the distillery are experts from various fields, the majority being best-selling authors who were determined to make their dream come true. As the story tells, the company started from co-creation, resulting in several awards from international spirit competitions.

Read more: www.authorsdistillery.fi 

Follow (Instagram): @authorsdistillery 

Our Co-Creators from Authors’ Distillery

Ari Kaura

Ari Kaura
Master Distiller 

Ari Kaura is the Master Distiller and one of the founders of Authors’ Distillery mastering the technology, secrets and history of handcrafting rum, gin, soju and vodka. He is behind the W/Gin samples from the very beginning to the end-result of the Spirit of Cyber.

If you have attended one of the W/Gin co-creation sessions Kaura hosted during 2023, you have surely been amazed by his knowledge and extraordinary ability to smell and taste delicate flavors. Kaura studied distilling in iStill University in the Netherlands, and prior to his distilling career, worked as an insurance detective and in the Finnish police force.

Follow (Instagram) @ari_tislaa

Christian Rönnbacka

Christian Rönnbacka

Christian Rönnbacka is one of the founders of Authors’ Distillery and has been part of the W/Gin process since the beginning, he also occasionally co-hosts the tasting sessions. He is the best-selling detective author of the popular Hautalehto and Henna Björk series. Rönnbacka's first book, Operation Trojan, was published in 2012 and started a series of detective stories about Antti Hautalehto. The 11th Hautalehto book was published in October 2023. Hautalehto has also been made into an original series by C More, and the second season will be broadcasted in February 2024. The Henna Björk series made its debut in 2022, and the third book is published in Spring 2024.

The audiobook service BookBeat recognised Rönnbacka as the Finnish detective writer of the year in both 2020 and 2021. Before his writing career, he worked as an insurance detective, in the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation, and in the Helsinki metropolitan area police force.

Follow (Instagram) @christianronnbacka

Memory lane W/Gin Co-Creation sessions in 2023

Join W/Gin co-creation sessions!

Do you love trying new flavours and experimenting with different combinations? Do you want to share your feedback and ideas with us and other enthusiasts? Then you might be interested in joining one of our tasting or cocktail co-creation sessions!

  • We are looking for people who are passionate about cyber security, drinks and want to have some fun while learning new skills and discovering new tastes. 
  • You will get to sample our products, mix your own cocktails, and give us your honest opinions. 
  • You will also get to meet other like-minded people!

If this sounds like something you would enjoy, please fill in the form. We will contact you soon with more details and confirm your participation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join our community and have a blast!