Fellowship of Whisky, VYS In a Nutshell

The abbreviation VYS comes from the original Finnish name of our fellowship: Viskin Ystävien Seura. We are a registered association under Finnish law. Our goal is to bring together whisky enthusiasts and anyone interested in whiskies to share their experiences of tastes. We are open to all styles of whisky, as well as all whisky producing regions. Our fellowship operates all over Finland. By organising tastings and other events we activate whisky enthusiasts and bring new experiences. Whisky importers and selected restaurants are our close partners.


Fellowship of Whisky, VYS Board Organisation 2019

Jarkko Nikkanen tastings jarkko(at)
Maija Karppinen chairman, communications pj(at)
Kenth Sjöblom    
Mika Tuhkanen board vice-member, whisky culture,  area responsible: Western Finland  
Rami Urrio membership communications, area responsible: Western Finland jasenasiat(at)
Jaakko Salo board vice-member, web-admin jaakko(at)
Mikael Leppä Japanese whiskies and tastings  
Tuomas Hakkarainen board vice-member  
Antti Salminen branding, communications  
Satu Krökki treasurer, communications  
Henrik Malmberg tastingit  
Paavo Kärnä vice-chairman, co-workers, tastings paavo(at)
Jani Liukkonen board vice-member  
Petri Vesanen tastingit petri(at)
Hallituksen ulkopuolisessa toiminnassa
Heikki Puhakka area responsible: Northern Finland heikki.puhakka(at)