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Double shortlisting for Orkney Distilling!

Double shortlisting for Orkney Distilling!

We are delighted to announce that Orkney Distilling Ltd has received two short-listings in the Scottish Rural Awards 2018!

The business is in the running for both the Artisan Drink and Business Start-Up awards.


The Scottish Rural Awards, that are now in their fourth year, celebrate the enterprise, innovation, dedication and community spirit of those who live in rural Scotland.


Partnered by Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, in association with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), the awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. 


With thirteen different categories and a rigorous multi-stage process to decide shortlists and eventual winner, we're thrilled to have been placed on the two shortlists. 


The awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Edinburgh in March 2018.


Orkney Distilling’s Managing Director Stephen Kemp said: “We’re really delighted to learn we’ve been shortlisted in two categories for these major awards celebrating excellence in the rural community.  This has been quite a year for us already, with a double shortlisting and Bronze Medal from the inaugural Scottish Gin Awards.  Now, as we prepare to head into what will be an incredibly busy 2018 with our distillery and visitor centre opening, this is the festive icing on the cake.  We’ll be hoping to continue the successes of 2017 and again do the Orkney community proud.”
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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.

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Kirkjuvagr Gin sails back north with Bronze Medal

Kirkjuvagr Gin sails back north with Bronze Medal

Orkney Distilling Ltd’s Kirkjuvagr Gin, launched last year, has won a prestigious bronze medal at the inaugural Scottish Gin Awards.

Kirkjuvagr secured its accolade in the fiercely contested Distilled Gin of the Year category of the awards, held in Glasgow last week. Orkney Distilling Ltd was also a finalist in the Excellence in Marketing section of the event. 

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We made the Scottish Gin Awards Finals!

We made the Scottish Gin Awards Finals!

We're delighted to announce that we've made the finals of the Scottish Gin Awards 2017, being shortlisted in the Distilled Gin of the Year and Excellence in Marketing categories.

The finalists were announced yesterday for the first annual Scottish Gin Awards with 28 producers and 56 gins progressing to finalist stage in the new national competition.

Having only been on sale since August 2016 we're extremely pleased to be representing Orkney on a national stage with so many excellent and more established gin brands.

Chair of the judging panel, Stephen White, founder of the Scottish Gin Society which sponsors the competition commented:

“Chairing the judging session for the Scottish Gin Awards was challenging but one which the panel absolutely thrived on. We reviewed a total of 60 written entries which we debated thoroughly, ensuring the process was rigorous, fair and crucially, free from any commercial influence.

“The evidence we reviewed showed that the Scottish gin industry is a vibrant, creative and high quality centre for the delivery of premium product which is among the best in the world. I expect that we will see many of our top producers gain the recognition that will come from winning one of these sought after awards.”

The winners will be announced at the Scottish Gin Awards dinner and celebration on Thursday 14 September 2017 held at the Doubletree by Hilton, in Glasgow. Fingers crossed!

Find out more on the Scottish Gin Awards website.

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