Reflecting the boldness of our Norse ancestors, the clarity of our seas and the purity of our air, Kirkjuvagr is a hand-crafted Orkney gin for the modern, discerning gin enthusiast.
Welcome, adventurer! Your epic Orkney saga has begun.
We invite you to enter our new distillery and visitor centre in Kirkwall, to toast the gods and learn the secrets behind our legendary Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin.
If you seek the true essence of Orkney, we urge you to join us!
Orkney Distillery Tours
Tours currently run at 2pm from Wednesdays - Saturdays
Situated on Kirkwall’s harbour-front, the Orkney Distillery is the ideal attraction for gin enthusiasts looking for a quality visitor experience in the heart of Orkney’s main town. Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, our distillery tours currently run at 2pm on Wednesdays - Saturdays with extra tours added for peak times. And it’s not just for adults. Children can enjoy the tours too (without alcohol of course) and we have goody bags to keep the little ones occupied throughout your visit.
- Guided tour through the Orkney Distillery
- Learn about the distilling process including our key botanicals
- See production area up close
- Sample our gins whilst overlooking Kirkwall’s harbour
- Relax with a coffee or gin
- Purchase bottles to take away with an added discount
Additional tours can often be arranged upon request - get in touch to find out more!
The Kirkjuvagr Gin Making Experience
Spend the afternoon with us here at The Orkney Distillery. Our distiller will take you on a full tour to explore the process of making our Kirkjuvagr gins. You will then craft your own gin recipe under the guidance of our distiller, with over 30 botanicals to choose from. Having selected your individual botanicals, you will oversee your miniature still and distil your very own gin! Your spirit will be bottled with a personalised label for you to take home at the end of the day. Whilst you’re here you can enjoy complimentary Kirkjuvagr gin and tonics as well as nibbles from local food producers. We will end the day with a blind taste test to see which gin is the most popular!
Coffee & Gin Bar
Situated in the main area of our distillery and visitor centre, the Coffee & Gin Bar is an ideal place to relax and watch Kirkwall’s bustling harbour-front. You can join us before or after your tour, or just pop along to speak to our knowledgeable staff about our Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin and merchandise.
Bottles of our Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin are available to buy from our retail area. We also have a range of merchandise on offer including cocktail glasses, t-shirts, books and much more.
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