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.