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Celebrating all things Norse

Long ago, the Orkney and Shetland Islands belonged to Scandinavia. Much of our history, folklore, and even our dialect came from our Norse roots. Orkney Gin Company are the first and only makers of Scotland's only Akvavit (or Aquavit), a delicious Scandinavian spirit much like gin. Orkney Akvavit pays homage to our unique past with unique caraway, citrus and warming forward. It's the perfect spirit to use in cocktails and special drinks. We hope you enjoy them!

A special thank you to David at SpeakEasierUK, who worked tirelessly to create these wonderful photographs and cocktails inspired by Orkney.

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Use : Orkney Akvavit

‘Hamnavoe’ - the Viking name for Stromness, an old town on the Orkney islands - is a refreshing cocktail with a subtle spice and velvety finish. The ingredients complement Orkney Akvavit’s citrussy orange and caraway notes.


Stones of Stenness

Use : Orkney Akvavit

This cocktail's fruity notes perfectly bring out the gorgeous whole oranges in Orkney Akvavit. We love how the refreshing caraway balances the tart flavours in this long and bright cocktail.

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The Great Yellow Bumble Bee

Use : Johnsmas Gin

A delightful and zesty cocktail which brings out the fresh and bright botanicals in our Award Winning Johnsmas Gin

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The Old Man of Hoy

Use : Mikkelmas Gin

This unique and delicious cocktail connects you directly to the sea and perfectly highlights the warmth in our Mikkelmas gin with a delicious smoky flavour


Mikkelmas G&T

Mexican Lime Tonic, Mint Garnish

Orkney Akvavit

Orkney Akvavit A&T

Mediterranean Tonic, Star Anise Garnish


Johnsmas G&S

London Essence Co White Peach & Jasmine Soda, Pomegranate Garnish

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The Skara Braemble

Use : Rhubarb Old Tom Gin

So yummy and refreshing. This icy cocktail is sure to cool you down on a warm summers day. The zingy lemon and creamy ingredients delightfully elevate the Scottish rhubarb in our zesty Rhubarb Old Tom.

More Coming Soon!

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