A sweet escape from Orkney

Kirkjuvagr Beyla is a 40% ABV gin

A new gin which utilises Orcadian honey and Scottish raspberries has been launched by Orkney Distilling.

Named after the Norse goddess, Kirkjuvagr Beyla continues the gin brand’s tradition of celebrating Orkney’s seafaring heritage.

Bottled at 40% ABV, the latest release from Orkney Distilling is described as an Old Tom-style gin, featuring a sweet taste profile provided by the honey, which is tempered by the use of Scottish raspberries.

Stephen Kemp, managing director of Orkney Distilling, said: “Orkney provenance is hugely important to us, across all elements of our business – from the inspiration for our branding to our locally-grown botanicals.”

Kemp stated that the use of Orcadian honey made by bees that are said to visit the distillery’s garden in Kirkwall “just deepens the significance of the product in terms of how it connects with our brand themes and ideals”.

“We believe customers appreciate the authentic provenance and quality of our ingredients,” he added.