Orkney Distilling's Aly Named Great British Food Heroine

Orkney Distilling's Aly Named Great British Food Heroine

Orkney Distilling is proud to use the very best local ingredients, so we're delighted with the recent news that Aly Kemp, one half of our management team, has been named a Great British Food Heroine.

The award was presented as part of the British Food Fortnight event - a celebration of British food, sponsored by the Co-op - and nationally recognises women who are ambassadors for British food and who work to ensure it grows and thrives into the future.

Aly shares the accolade with 40 women working in food throughout the UK - from cheese makers and chocolatiers, to brewers, bakers and farmers.

She received a special slate plaque which will be displayed in Orkney Distilling’s new Kirkwall distillery and visitor centre, set to open in the New Year.

Aly said: “I was really thrilled to receive this award from the Co-op as it recognises the important part women play in the UK’s food and drink industry.

“At Orkney Distilling, we’ve championed local ingredients from the outset and are always conscious of the need to maintain the highest standards in everything we do. Ultimately, we’re ambassadors for Orkney, Scotland and the UK and are proud to be part of a nationwide effort to promote the very best of what our country can offer.”

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Arkh-Angell Wins World Gin Awards Design Silver

Arkh-Angell Wins World Gin Awards Design Silver

Hot on the heels of being named one of the top ten Scottish gins last month, we have continued to fill our awards cabinet with a prestigious design accolade. March saw The Orkney Distillery win the silver design award from World Drinks Awards for our Arkh-Angell storm strength gin. We are so pleased to have been recognised by their panel of leading international design experts.

The design of all our bottles is very important to us as they encapsulate the bold, exploratory spirit of Orcadians. In particular, Arkh-Angell gin connects the signature ingredient of Archangelica (found on the Orkney island of Westray) with the founder’s family’s proud seafaring traditions - so it’s a very special award for us.

 

Gin and Chocolate for your Valentine

Gin and Chocolate for your Valentine


Gin and chocolate… whats not to love?

We have the perfect gift for you to share with your loved one this Valentine’s day. 

delicious assortment of Kirkjuvagr, Harpa and Aurora gin chocolates, hand-made by local chocolatier Sarah of Peedie Chocs & Desserts. All wrapped and ready to share, which one will be your favourite?

Receive these chocolates FREE with every 70cl bottle purchase before 15th February, or buy them online or in-store at a price of £6.95. 

So treat your loved one or just spoil yourself…but hurry only available whilst stocks last!


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Arkh-Angell wins World Gin Award's Gold

Arkh-Angell wins World Gin Award's Gold

We are extremely pleased to announce that our Arkh-Angell ‘Storm Strength’ gin has won a prestigious UK Gold Medal at this year’s World Gin Awards, held in London.

The 57-per-cent spirit took home the prize in the Navy Gin category of the event, judged by a panel of leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.

Presented by TheDrinksReport.com, the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Gin Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best gins.

Last year Arkh-Angell scooped a Silver Medal at the Scottish Gin Awards, adding to the bronze won by Our signature Kirkjuvagr Gin at the 2017 event.

This award provides a fantastic start to the 2019 season for the entire Orkney Distilling Team!

Why don't you treat yourself to a bottle of our award winning Arkh-Angell, and read more about it's unique characteristics here.

Christmas Gifts from Orkney Distilling - 10% off online orders

Christmas Gifts from Orkney Distilling - 10% off online orders

When Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh just won’t cut it, the wise look towards the north and choose Christmas gifts from Orkney Distilling. 
 
With 10% off everything online, it's the ideal opportunity to buy those last minute presents or just treat yourself!
 
Our range of four hand-crafted gins offers something for everyone. Kirkjuvagr evokes the freshness of the Orkney seas and the purity of our island air. For the bold, we produce our 57%  Storm Strength Arkh-Angell, while the contrasting Harpa captures the essence of an Orkney summer. And now, we present our new spiced Aurora which bursts with traditional Christmas flavours. 
 
Gift Ideas...
Kirkjuvagr 10 and 20cl bottles make great stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts! We've also recently added unique branded merchandise to our range of gifts, including t-shirts, beanie hats, coasters, mirrors, bottle openers and much more. 
 
Simply enter the code CHRISTMAS10 at the checkout to receive your festive discount.
Aurora Spiced Gin - Available to buy NOW

Aurora Spiced Gin - Available to buy NOW

AURORA - celebrate the darkness

Our new Aurora Spiced Gin is NOW ON-SALE!

In Orkney, the appearance of the Aurora Borialis, or Northern Lights, marks the start of our journey towards the long, dark nights of an island winter. The almost endless days of our summer means that this breath-taking spectacle can't be easily seen, so the return of our 'Merry Dancers' is always eagerly anticipated. It's a time for wrapping up and gazing skywards in awe, before gathering indoors to share stories around a roaring peat fire.

This Aurora edition of our acclaimed Kirkjuvagr Gin seeks to bring extra warmth and spice to those crisp evenings under the stars. Ground cinnamon, nutmeg and whole cloves provide this warm spice whilst pink and black peppercorns deliver a lasting tongue-tingling presence in the finish.

Aurora is fast becoming a hit with gin lovers, and its 50cl bottle size makes it the perfect Christmas gift!

Click here to shop Aurora Spiced Gin. We are currently offering 10% off all online orders - simply enter the code CHRISTMAS10 at the checkout. 

All of our products can be sent to a UK address directly, with gift message included - taking the stress out of Christmas shopping.

 

Black Friday 2018 - 15% off all orders

Black Friday 2018 - 15% off all orders

Shop our BLACK FRIDAY offers and save 15% on your Christmas Shopping. 

Until Monday 26th November (inclusive), all online orders will receive a 15% discount!

To claim the offer, simply enter the code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

Save 15% on our award winning gins, as well as hand-made Kirkjuvagr Orkney Chocolates, Kirkjuvagr Orkney Fudge, Branded Beanies, T-Shirts and more.

Our BLACK FRIDAY promotion will also be replicated in our Distillery Shop*, so if you’re in Orkney come and visit us, enjoy a gin or a coffee, and take full advantage of the 15% discount.
Shop our award-winner gins and new accessory range now!