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 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

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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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Let the Summer adventures be-Gin!

Let the Summer adventures be-Gin!

As much as Orkney is a key part of our identity here at Orkney Distilling, we appreciate that not everyone is lucky enough to be able to visit us here on our beautiful islands. We are therefore very excited to be attending various events over the summer where we can hopefully meet more gin enthusiasts. Over the next few months we will be at the following locations, pop by for a chat and a taste, we’d love to meet you!

Glasgow Eat and Drink Festival: 24 – 27th May 2019, Glasgow

“You will leave the show with new foodie ideas, inspiration and a taste for food you never thought you had. Celebrating the exciting trends in modern cuisine, mixology and street food, you won’t want to miss it.”

Taste of Grampian: 1st June 2019, Inverurie

“Taste of Grampian, the one-day food and drink festival is a great day out for all the family. This popular annual event allows visitors to discover and sample the wide range of high-quality food and drink products from Grampian in the North East of Scotland to visitors from throughout Scotland.”

House of Bruar Gin Festival: 7th – 9th June 2019, Perthshire

The House Of Bruar in Perthshire is the home of Traditional Scottish Food And Drink. Browsing through the delights of their Food Hall, a feast for the senses assails you. They stock only the best of the best, with an emphasis on traditional, natural produce that is fresh, full of flavour and locally sourced from suppliers that they know and trust. They’re holding gin tasting events in the Food Hall from 7th – 9th June.

The Royal Highland Show: 20th – 23rd June 2019, Edinburgh

“Celebrating its 179th year, The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland's most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. A great day out for everyone of all ages, get up close to the country's top-quality livestock, taste exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.”

Raising a glass to stronger ties between Orkney and Japan

Raising a glass to stronger ties between Orkney and Japan

We were honoured the host the celebration event for the inauguration of the Orkney Japan Association here at The Orkney Distillery on 29th March.

Held in our events space with views over Kirkwall Bay, we were joined by a wide range of local people with an interest in the Association as well as some very special guests. Pictured above is Orkney Distilling Founder Stephen Kemp with the Consul General for Japan Mr Nozomu Takaoka and his wife Yumi and the Chair of the Nagasaki Rugby Football Union, Mr Masao Eto.  

After a day of activity including the ‘Peedie Isles Rugby Festival’ they joined Council Convener Harvey Johnston and Liam McArthur MSP here for an evening reception featuring networking, speeches, gin, specially created cocktails and delicious Orkney produce. This event signifies a major progression of Orkney’s already strong relationship with Japan, and we look forward to being a part of this for a long time to come.