Orkney Distilling’s new distillery and visitor centre opens in Kirkwall

Orkney Distilling’s new artisan distillery and visitor centre officially opens in Kirkwall this week, creating a major new tourist attraction for the islands. Two years in the planning, the new facility - which has created six local jobs - represents…

Storm strength Arkh-Angell gin hits Orkney

A new ‘storm strength’ version of Orkney Distilling’s Kirkjuvagr Gin is being launched in Kirkwall this weekend. The 57-per-cent gin has been named Arkh-Angell, after the fishing boat belonging to the late father of Aly Kemp – one half of…

BBC Good Food Show set to experience a taste of Orkney

This weekend’s star-studded BBC Good Food Show in Glasgow is set to experience a taste of Orkney, with local gin, cheese and bakery goods all on the menu. Three islands food and drink businesses will showcase products at the event,…

Kirkvagr Gin sails into Kirkwall for official launch

Orkney’s new premium quality gin, Kirkjuvagr, will be officially revealed in the islands’ capital this weekend. The gin has been created by Orkney Distilling Limited, run by Kirkwall couple Stephen and Aly Kemp, after months of painstaking research and recipe…

Plans for new Orkney craft distillery revealed

Plans for an Orkney craft distillery – the first in the islands – have been revealed by the local couple behind the project. Stephen and Aly Kemp from Kirkwall - trading under the name of Orkney Distilling Limited - are…