When forming the Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin recipe, Orkney Distilling discovered a local legend that spoke of a variety of Angelica brought to the islands by Norsemen centuries ago. This Angelica can still be found growing wild today.
This became one of the defining ingredients, complementing a unique blend of local botanicals, including Ramanas Rose, Burnet Rose and Borage. Uniquely, they’ve also used traditional Orkney bere barley in the recipe.
The Orcadian botanicals have been specially grown and handpicked by the Agronomy Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands, at their site overlooking Kirkwall Bay.