When forming the Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin recipe, we discovered a local legend that spoke of a variety of Angelica brought to the islands by Norsemen centuries ago. This Angelica can still be found growing wild today.
It became one of our defining ingredients, complementing a unique blend of local botanicals, including Ramanas Rose, Burnet Rose and Borage. Uniquely, we’ve also used traditional Orkney bere barley in our recipe.
Our Orcadian botanicals have been specially grown and handpicked for us by the Agronomy Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands, at their site overlooking Kirkwall Bay.