Win an Orkney Gin Tap!

We're giving away one of our unique Orkney Gin Taps complete with 70cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr and cocktail glass! All you have to do to enter is follow us on social media and share the graphic including the hashtag #orkneygintap

Facebook - Like the Orkney Gin page, then share the competition post with #orkneygintap

Twitter - Follow us on Twitter, then retweet the competition graphic with #orkneygintap

Instagram - Follow @orkneygin on Instagram then repost the competition graphic with #orkneygintap

Made from 100% genuine Orkney fence post, this ingenious hand-crafted gin tap has been invented especially for Orkney Distilling. You can pour yourself the perfect G&T in style, impress your friends and provide the best party piece for gin lovers. Included with the gin tap is a 70cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin and a branded cocktail glass to complete the set.

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 12th February 2017, 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 hastag #orkneygintap. 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).
  6. The winner of the competition will be selected at random from all complete entries and announced the week beginning Monday 13th February 2017.
  7. 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.
  8. The prize is 1 x Kirkjuvagr Hand Crafted Gin Tap with 1 x 70cl bottle of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin, and 1 x Cocktail Glass.


  1. 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.
  2. The Promoter and their agents accept no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this promotion.
  3. 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.
  4. Entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by participating in this promotion.
  5. 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.


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An Orkney Collaboration - Smoked Salmon with Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

We've teamed up with our friends and long-standing Orkney food champions, Jollys of Orkney, to create a partnership of flavours for this brand new product. Jollys Smoked Salmon with Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin and Orange is now available from their online shop, the Brig Larder in Kirkwall and the Hatston shop.

We're delighted to be involved with this collaboration and the product got amazing reviews from people who tasted it at its launch at the Scotland Speciality Food Fair earlier this week.

Head over to the Jollys site to find out more.

Scotland's Speciality Food Show

We'll be attending the Scottish Speciality Food Show at the SECC Glasgow, 22nd-24th January. If you're in the Food & Drink trade, come along and see us at stand L20 to find out more about Orkney Gin and get yourself a peedie sample too!

For full details on the show, head over to the Scotland's Speciality Food Show website.


Interview and Review on The Gin Guide - Meet the Maker


Find out more about the makers of Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin in this interview with co-founder, Stephen Kemp.

The Gin Guide is a great online resource where you can read reviews and news about the world of gin. We are delighted to be featured on the site and hope you find it an interesting read.

Head on over and read the interview.


Kirkjuvagr Gin has a real sense of place and beautifully represents Orkney, from the founders, brand and name through to the botanicals and the end-product gin itself. The gin is well-balanced and there's a depth of flavour, from floral and herbaceous notes to subtle, almost sherbert-like sweetness offset with a peppery twist in the lingering, dry finish. Kirkjuvagr Gin delivers on flavour, complexity and personality in a way that many new gins can't match, and it deserves the big future the founders are aiming for.  

Head over and read the full review and tasting notes.

BBC Good Food Show 2016

Orkney Gin at the BBC Good Food Show 2016

Orkney Gin Samples

We were delighted to attend the BBC Good Food Show in Glasgow along with other companies from the Orkney Food & Drink group. The atmosphere was fantastic and we had an amazing reception from everyone we spoke to, most of who were very keen to try our gin.

Orkney Gin Glasses

In addition to our Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin bottles and gift bags, we also took a small number of branded gin glasses which were extremely popular. We hope to have more of these soon so we can add them to the website and everyone can experience Orkney gin in the best glass!

Over the 3 days we used up all of our gin samples - 5000 in total! This was helped by the fact our stand was right next to the demonstration area. We spoke to loads of people and the Orkney Food & Drink team were amazing to have on board alongside fellow Orkney producers The Island Smokery and Argos Bakery.

Orkney Gin at BBC Good Food Show

We were also very lucky to have a new Kirkjuvagr team member join us. Thora Cant assisted with sales and handing out gin samples which was hugely helpful considering how busy we were.

Thanks to everyone who came past and spoke to us. We hope that this will be the first of many events where we can share our passion for our produce and help to put Orkney on the gin map.

Gin & Tonic Reviews

Thanks to Gin & Tonic Reviews for this lovely write-up. We think that Kirkjuvagr has the perfect balance too, and it's perfect for any time of year, including the Christmas drinks cabinet.


Nose - Sherbet\Barley\Juniper

Neat - Well given the stormy nature of the label and the name of this gin its real eye opener when that first sip starts with a slight sweetness before the coriander comes rushing forward in a really smooth and rounded way. The citrus just sparkles like the sun glinting off the crests of waves whilst the juniper is mild in the background, on the breeze is the floral to soften things whilst an orange tinge comes from the sun. With each sip going down your left with a mix of coriander and mild juniper and then a feint saltiness on your lips. This isn’t overly dry or bitter just right in the middle in what has been a great trip so far for our taste buds so far.

G&T - Once we had the tonic mixed in was the storm about to erupt well it seems not as to start there is a lovely orange bitterness before the soft floral side comes washing over like waves lapping at the shore one after the other. There is a really tanginess developing and with the mild juniper and mellow spices it just so easy to quaff this down, but take your time and a lovely sherbet lemon taste will come to greet you as well. The floral really brings everything together and binds it before your left with a mix of oranges and lemons afterwards; we garnished this with some orange peel.

Well given where this gin comes from and the design on the label we were expecting it to either be a wet and damp style of gin or a really dark and stormy one but instead what you get is very much the opposite. There is a really lovely combination of floral angelica and rose with the orange inside that is very different from traditional gins, and the floral never gets overwhelming either and just something we think would make a perfect spring drink to awaken to.