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.
Our Co-Creators from Authors’ Distillery
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.
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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.
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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!