Orkney Gin Company is a multi award-winning family run business based in Orkney, a stunning set of Islands off the north coast of Scotland. Most people know us as Orkney Gin Company, but we also trade as Orkney Spirits Limited. We have recently branched out from the gin world into spirit making, and have lovingly created Orkney Akvavit - Scotland's first Akvavit.
The bright botanicals found growing in the wild environment which surrounds us, Orkney's rich history and folklore and our passion to create something totally unique have formed the concept, taste and look behind all of our Multi-award winning hand-made spirits.
Our Multi Award Winning Spirits
Set inside a stunning glass bottle with a golden coin inlayed, it would be impossible not to assume the spirit inside is high quality. Aatta, meaning 'eight' in Old Norse, is distilled eight times with gorgeous whole botanicals including Orcadian rose hip, orange and vanilla. Aatta is a London Dry style gin with a bright and fresh flavour profile. Certainly not one to miss trying as although it's incredibly new, it has already won Gold in the Spirits Business Awards.
The first Scottish Akvavit. We are proud to say we are the only distillery you can buy a Scottish Akvavit! Akvavit is a fresh Scandinavian distilled spirit which normally uses caraway as it's main botanical, rather than juniper (which is in a gin). Ours is distinctively complex and refreshing with hints of citrus, caraway, cardamom and we distil it eight times to give an incredibly smooth mouthfeel.
Johnsmas - meaning 'mid summer' in old Orcadian, is a floral and fragrant gin crafted using a variety of hand picked and seasonal botanicals that capture the clean and refreshing floral notes of an Orcadian summer.
botanicals make up our Mikkelmas gin, which captures the spirit of the Mikkelfeast - 'harvest time' here in Orkney, creating a
a spiced, silky smooth autumnal gin.
Made to a traditional Old Tom style which originates in
the 18th century, Rhubarb Old Tom is a soft, lightly sweetened full strength rhubarb gin, made using botanicals which compliment Scotland's seasonal rhubarb.