Orkney Gin for Adventurous Spirits

Reflecting the boldness of our Norse ancestors, the clarity of our seas and the purity of our air, Kirkjuvagr is a hand-crafted Orkney gin for the modern, discerning gin enthusiast.

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Kirkwall Heritage

A union of history and local expertise, combined with our family’s passion for gin, has produced a spirit that’s unmistakably Orcadian.

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The Essence of Orkney

Inspired by legend, but with a contemporary twist, our unique blend of Orcadian botanicals ensures a truly memorable gin experience.

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The Orkney Distillery

The Orkney Distillery and Visitor Centre in Kirkwall is the home of Orkney Gin. You can book tours online and check live availability.

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Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

In name, Kirkjuvagr Gin reflects the rich history of our islands and the boldness of those ancient seafarers. In character though, it’s utterly contemporary and has been crafted with the modern, discerning gin enthusiast in mind.

When creating Kirkjuvagr, on the shores of Kirkwall Bay, we thought it fitting to seek out a connection to our Viking ancestors that ran deeper than just our name.

We then discovered a local legend that spoke of a variety of Angelica brought to the islands by Norsemen centuries ago, which can still be found growing wild today.

Naturally, this very Angelica is now one of our defining ingredients, complementing a unique blend of local botanicals, including Ramanas Rose, Burnet Rose and Borage. Uniquely, we’ve also used traditional Orkney bere barley in our recipe.

 

 

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Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin - 70cl
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Kirkjuvagr Orkney Foy Gin - our newest release to celebrate the Orkney Folk Festival

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Foy Gin - our newest release to celebrate the Orkney Folk Festival

To celebrate the 2019 Orkney Folk Festival, we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new gin - FOY!

Music is the beating heart of Orkney, a constant of island life for generations. Tunes connect us with our past, uniting old and young in an aural celebration of what it is to be Orcadian. Our love of music is also the foundation for friendships that span the globe, and the catalyst for many of our wonderful festivals. This special edition of Orkney Distilling’s Kirkjuvagr gin pays homage to the traditional island Foy, an eagerly anticipated night of music and entertainment.

We are proudly donating a part of the proceeds from sales of Orkney Foy gin to the Orkney Folk Festival, ensuring the future of this internationally renowned community event.

 

Click here to purchase a bottle of Foy. 

London Spirits Competition Bronze

Four Bronze Medals at the London Spirits Competition

We are extremely excited to announce that three of our gins - Kirkjuvagr, Arkh-Angell, and Harpa - have each been awarded a bronze medal at the London Spirits Competition.

This rounds up a very successful April after Arkh-Angell received two awards at the Tokyo Whisky and Spirits competition earlier in the month!

The London Spirits Competition is judged by a host of well-known bartenders, bar owners, and innovators across spirits and mixology. The competition looks to recognise not only the taste, but also the value and design of the product, which is why we are so pleased to have been awarded this, as it takes into account all aspects of the brand.