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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.
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!
In these tumultuous times we're hoping that all of our great customers around the UK are keeping safe and well. To try and ease the strain a little we're offering free shipping on all orders from our online shop from today. We can deliver to anywhere in the UK and if you're lucky enough to live on Orkney you might even get your order delivered by one of our team!
Simply click the link below to place your order. Shopping locally and from small producers really does make a huge difference so we'd like to thank everyone for their continued support.
We're celebrating after taking home an impressive three medals from this year’s World Gin Awards!
Our signature spirit, Kirkjuvagr, won Silver in the London Dry Gin category of the event for Scotland, and Aurora secured another Silver in the Contemporary Style Gin class, again for Scotland. Finally, our newest gin, Beyla, was awarded Bronze for Scotland in the Old Tom Gin category of the event.
Presented by TheDrinksReport.com – regarded as the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals - the World Gin Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.
This is tremendous news for all the team at Orkney Distilling and the best possible start to 2020 at our Kirkwall visitor centre and distillery. Despite being a relatively young company, our gins consistently perform well on the national awards stage, which is testament to our quality driven approach, merging island tradition with a contemporary vision.
We’re particularly delighted to see our most recent additions to the Orkney Distilling family of gins, Aurora and Beyla, recognised with a Silver and a Bronze respectively.
We're giving away a six-month supply of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin to one lucky winner.
Do you fancy winning 6 months' worth of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin just in time for the festive season? We’re giving someone the chance to win one of each of our full-size bottles from our range as well as our brand new Fjorir Gift Set.
All you have to do to enter is follow us on social media and share the graphic including the hashtag #6monthsofkirkjuvagr
Head over to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to enter!
Facebook - Like the Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin page, then share the competition post with #6monthsoforkneygin
Twitter - Follow us on Twitter, then retweet the competition graphic with #6monthsofkirkjuvagr
Instagram - Follow @orkneygin on Instagram then repost the competition graphic with #6monthsofkirkjuvagr
Note: Orkney Distilling Limited always encourages responsible consumption of alcohol
Terms & Conditions
1. Open to people aged 18 or over, except employees of the Promoters, their families and anyone professionally involved with this promotion.
2. Competition is open till midnight on Sunday 24th November 2019, after which time entries will not be counted.
3. To enter: simply follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, share/retweet the competition graphic, and make sure you use the hashtag #6monthsoforkneygin. Failure to follow these steps might mean that we can't track your entry.
4. There is no cost to enter. 5. Each entrant can enter a maximum of three times (one entry per social media channel).
5. The winner of the competition will be selected at random from all complete entries and announced the week beginning Monday 25th November 2019.
6. No other correspondence will be entered into concerning the result and the Promoter's decision is final. Failure to claim your prize within 14 days will result in the prize being forfeited.
7. The prize is 1 x 70cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin, 1 x 70cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Arkh-Angell Gin, 1x 50cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Aurora Gin, 1 x 50cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Harpa Orkney Gin, 1 x 50cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Beyla Gin, 1 x Fjórir Gift Set *Note: ORKNEY DISTILLING LIMITED WILL ONLY POST TO UK ADDRESSES.*
8. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, temporarily suspend or withdraw this promotion in its absolute discretion provided that the Promoter shall not exercise this right unreasonably.
9. The Promoter and their agents accept no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this promotion.
10. By entering this competition you consent to Orkney Distilling Limited using your name or social media handle in promotion of the competition after it closes.
11. Entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by participating in this promotion.
12. This promotion and these terms are governed by Scottish law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
Promoter: Orkney Distilling Limited, Springfields, Berstane Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom, KW15 1SZ.