Orkney Distilling was formed in 2016 by local couple, Stephen and Aly Kemp, who sought a way of combining their passion for gin with their pride in their Orcadian heritage. Our award-winning hand-crafted gins fuse the traditional with the progressive, drawing inspiration from the Viking heritage of the islands, while delivering a contemporary spectrum of botanical flavours.
We currently have five distilled gins on the market; our flagship Kirkjuvagr (43% ABV), Arkh-Angell - ‘Storm Strength’ - (57% ABV navy strength), Harpa (41% ABV), Aurora (42% ABV) and Beyla (40% ABV). Each of our gins is characterised using locally grown botanicals, including a variety of Norse Angelica brought to the islands by seafarers centuries ago. We grow these botanicals in partnership with the Orkney Agronomy Institute in Kirkwall, ensuring consistent quality throughout the harvest. Currently our gins and a wide range of merchandise is available for purchase from our website, with free home delivery and a 10% discount on your first order.