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.

Orkney Gin Botanicals
1

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.

Our Gin

2

The Essence of Orkney

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

Our Botanicals

3

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.

Visit The Orkney Distillery

Orkney Gin Botanicals

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.

 

 

8 products

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin
Buy
Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin - 70cl
£34.99
Kirkjuvagr Arkh Angell Storm Strength Orkney Gin 70cl
Buy
Arkh-Angell - Storm Strength Orkney Gin - 70cl
£38.99
Aurora - Winter edition Spiced Orkney Gin 50cl
Buy
Aurora - Winter edition Spiced Orkney Gin 50cl
£27.99
Harpa - Summer edition Orkney Gin 50cl
Buy
Harpa - Summer edition Orkney Gin 50cl
£27.99
Browse more products

Latest News

Beyla Honey and Raspberry Old Tom Gin - Available to buy now

Beyla Honey and Raspberry Old Tom Gin - Available to buy now

Let us tickle you pink – Beyla is now available to buy online. ⠀

Named after the Norse Goddess of Bees and influenced by our Island’s flavours, Beyla uses the finest Orkney honey, alongside fresh Scottish raspberries to create this unique Old Tom Style pink gin. ⠀

We are sure that is going to be a summer favourite…the future is rosy!⠀

All of our products can be sent to a UK address directly, with a gift message included.

Beyla - the future is rosy

Beyla - the future is rosy

It has been a really exciting time at the the Orkney Distillery as we gear up to launch a fifth gin to our range. Our latest addition will be an Old Tom style pink gin that combines rare Orcadian honey with fresh Scottish raspberries.  
 
Beyla – named after the Norse goddess of bees – continues our distinctive brand themes, which draw inspiration from the Viking and seafaring heritage of the islands.
 
The Orcadian honey being used in Beyla comes from bees that frequent the gardens of the Agronomy Institute in Kirkwall, where we grow key botanicals used in the production of our gins.
 
“Orkney provenance is hugely important to us, across all elements of our business, from the inspiration for our branding to our locally grown botanicals,” said Orkney Distilling’s managing director, Stephen Kemp. “In Norse mythology, Beyla was the goddess of bees, with a strong connection to the earth, and we share that bond with the Orkney landscape.”
 
“When we learned that one of our friends, who is a local beekeeper, was producing honey from bees flying a path over, and frequenting, our botanical crops, we jumped at the chance to incorporate it into our latest gin. It just deepens the significance of the product in terms of how it connects with our brand themes and ideals. We also believe customers appreciate the authentic provenance and quality of our ingredients.”
 
Fresh Scottish raspberries bring extra fruitiness and colour to the 40-per-cent (ABV) Beyla - developed from our signature Kirkjuvagr Gin - while balancing the sweetness brought by the island honey. 
 
Beyla will be officially launched to coincide with World Gin Day, on Saturday 8 June. The gin will be available from Orkney Distilling’s online shop, our distillery and visitor centre and from quality independent retailers across the country. 
 
Keep your eyes on our social media channels throughout the week for an opportunity to get your hands on one of the first bottles released!