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

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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Celebrating World Bee Day with Beyla

Celebrating World Bee Day with Beyla

Wednesday the 20th of May is world Bee Day! Though you may not know it, bees play an important role here at The Orkney Distillery.

In Norse mythology, Beyla was the goddess of bees and fertility, with a strong connection to the earth.

At Orkney Distilling, we share her bond with the land, handcrafting our gin with precision and care, where the influence of the Norse gods can still be felt.

We’ve added Orcadian honey to our legendary Kirkjuvagr Gin to create this special offering to the goddess. Fresh Scottish raspberries bring extra fruitiness and colour, while balancing a natural sweetness introduced by our island honey. The bees providing this premium quality ingredient actually fly a path taking them across our botanical crops that are grown and harvested from our local Agronomy Institute - thus deepening the significance of our special homage to Beyla.  

World Bee Day allows us to acknowledge the vital role that bees and other pollinators play in our ecosystem as well as focusing on the importance of preserving them. And, with every third spoonful of the world’s food relying on bees and various other pollinators, it seems only right that we are able to recognise this day and help celebrate it with this bespoke spirit.

Join us in celebrating World Bee Day with a refreshing glass of Beyla! Click here to buy now.

Cheers!

 

 

Beyla up for top industry award

Beyla up for top industry award

In these surreal and somewhat unsettling times, it’s nice to have some positive news to share with you.  Our Honey and Raspberry Kirkjuvagr Beyla Gin has been shortlisted for this year’s Gin Guide Awards in the Best Flavoured Gin category! These prestigious awards celebrate the world’s finest gins and so we are thrilled that one of our products has once again been selected as one of the finalists.

Beyla is named after the Norse goddess of bees and infuses Orcadian honey and Scottish raspberries with our legendary Kirkjuvagr Gin. Bursting with fruitiness and balanced with the sweetness of our island honey, it makes for the perfect summer tipple.

Let us bring a taste of summer to your living rooms and gardens with this refreshing spirit. Ideal served with lots of ice, fresh raspberries and topped with tonic or a premium lemonade. Order your bottle now with free delivery, and 10% off if you’ve not ordered from us before, by subscribing to our mailing list!