The Orkney Distillery - Gin Tours & Gin Making
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Distillery Tour Details
Opened in July 2018, The Orkney Distillery is situated on the harbour front in Kirkwall. Tours begin with an audio-visual presentation on the story of Kirkjuvagr Gin and the history of Orkney, before being shown the small batch gin distillation equipment, processes and botanicals. The tour finishes in the tasting room with sampling of the range of gins and a Gin and Tonic. Children are welcome on the tours with an alcohol-free option and goody bags for entertainment during the tour.
- Guided distillery tour
- Learn about the distillation process and botanicals
- See the production area and equipment
- Gin tasting with a view over Kirkwall harbour
Gin Making Experience
Spend the afternoon with at The Orkney Distillery and begin with a full tour to explore the process of making our Kirkjuvagr gins. You will then craft your own gin recipe under the guidance of the 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. During the afternoon you'll enjoy complimentary Kirkjuvagr gin and tonics, and nibbles from local food producers, before ending the day with a blind taste test to see which gin is the most popular!
The Orkney Distillery Gins
Find out more about the gins distilled at the The Orkney Distillery in The Gin Guide's profiles of each gin, including reviews, tasting notes, key information, and recommendations for gins you might also like.