Oot the Back

Oot the Back

Oot The Back is the latest addition to our distillery experience – a covered outdoor garden bar located to the rear of our distillery. Or, as we’d say, oot the back!


The bar is equipped with individually heated booths, providing a safe space to enjoy light snacks and drinks with family and friends. We’re dog friendly too, so feel free to bring along your four-legged friends.


Designed to meet all COVID-related criteria, each booth has a QR code allowing orders to be placed directly from your phone.



Opening hours


Our opening hours are listed below, subject to change seasonally.


Thursdays: 4pm-10:30pm

Fridays: 4pm-10:30pm

Saturdays: 12pm-10:30pm

Sundays:  4pm-10:30pm


Walk ins are always welcome however booking is advised as we can get quite busy at times. You can check our availability and reserve yourself a booth through the online booking diary on this page (check the little grey button in the bottom right corner of your screen)




At Oot the Back we provide a wide range of drinks and light snacks, providing everything you need to enjoy your visit. Whenever possible we try our best to be stocked with beers from local breweries and light bites from local bakeries!


  • Kirkjuvagr Gin (obviously!)
  • Cocktails and cocktail jugs
  • A wide range of spirits and wines
  • Ciders and draft beers
  • Local whiskies
  • Frozen cocktails (summer only)
  • Soft drinks and hot drinks
  • A selection of snacks


We’re also proud to team up with independent foodies to serve a variety of specials throughout the year. Recent collaborations have included BOX’D Orkney and The Pakora Explorer.

We recommend keeping up to date with our social channels for any upcoming special events!


How to book


Reserving a booth can be done by phoning the distillery on 01856 875338 or through the Oot the Back Facebook page.


Whether you’re with us at the distillery for a well-earned dram after a day of sightseeing or learning about how we produce our award winning Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin, we look forward to welcoming you for an experience that is ‘Unmistakably Orcadian’.


Please note that under current COVID guidelines we can currently accept parties of up to 8 people from no more than 3 households. From Saturday 5th of June we are able to increase this to welcome groups of up to 10 people from no more than 4 households.