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.
A couple of days ago, we took advantage of the sunshine and began harvesting the first ever crop of Angelica Archangelica from our planted bed right outside the Orkney Distillery here in Kirkwall!
A key botanical for all of our gins, it was when developing the original Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin recipe that we discovered a local legend that spoke of a variety of Angelica brought to the islands by Norse sailors centuries ago.
This Angelica can still be found growing wild, on the Island of Westray today, indeed our healthy crop of plants were grown from seed taken from Westray by the UHI’s Agronomy Institute.
In gin making, we use the root of the angelica plant, and so Nikki can be seen here painstakingly unearthing every strand of root from the soil, before taking it inside for a thorough clean with fresh water. From there it will be dried and shredded in preparation for use as a botanical ingredient.
Our Head Distiller Louis travelled down to Glasgow last weekend to showcase Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin at the renowned Eat & Drink Festival. The event was a great success with people travelling from all over Scotland and beyond to sample the fine array of foodie delights and premium drinks. We loved meeting so many people who are passionate about craft products - thank you to everyone who came and saw us on the stand.
Louis is off again this weekend down to the Taste of Grampian Food & Drink Festival in Inverurie – so come and see us there for a sample and a chat about our gins, we’re on stand 320.
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.
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.