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The Orkney Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Kirkwall "must see"

We did the gin tour as part of a 50th birthday trip to Orkney. If there's a better way to fill a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GinRunners
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Leadhills, United Kingdom
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The best Gin

I haven't done the tour yet but have been in for a drink a few times. The surroundings are lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda H
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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Welcome, adventurer! Your epic Orkney saga has begun. We invite you to enter our new distillery and visitor centre in Kirkwall, to toast the gods and learn the secrets behind our legendary Orkney Gin. *Distillery Tours* Our distillery tours run at...more
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Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the gin tour as part of a 50th birthday trip to Orkney. If there's a better way to fill a couple of hours here then I'd like to see it. The tour itself was interesting and informative and the chance to sample 4...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GinRunners
Katie M, General Manager at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Delighted to be part of your special birthday celebrations and that you enjoyed the tour with us. I've passed your thanks on to Nikki who was very pleased you'd had such...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't done the tour yet but have been in for a drink a few times. The surroundings are lovely, always friendly staff and there is lots of produce you ban buy, glasses, coasters, fridge magnets, and Gin! All the Gin's are very good but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda H
Katie M, Manager at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there - thank you for the review! So pleased to hear that you have been enjoying the bar. The Aurora is indeed a lovely drink and available very soon...not long to wait now! Hopefully see you here again soon. Many thanks Katie

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time seeing how the gin was made. Loved tasting the 3 different gins and what goes into them

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracy B
Katie M, Manager at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tracy, thanks very much for the review! Really pleased you enjoyed the gins and the tasting, it's nice to see behind the scenes of what you're drinking! All the best, Katie

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Great tour and tasting of local gin. Went back and had a couple of gin cocktails! Just the best! Great staff and experience! Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank normacurrie
stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for the very kind review!

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant bar on the harbour front in Kirkwall. Obviously the focus is on their own gin but they do also serve local beer and Highland Park and Scapa whisky. But never mind that! Their gin cocktails and gin and tonic should be your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregQ28
stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks for the nice review. It’s great to know you had an enjoyable visit!

Reviewed September 17, 2018

Date of visit: Saturday, Sept 1, 2018 Orkney was one of our stops on a recent cruise. We were told “there isn’t much here, so it is best to book an excursion”. I am glad we did not listen. There is plenty to do in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks for the very thorough, complimentary review! I will be sure to pass on your comments to all our lovely Staff

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Whilst not hidden from view being on the main road leading into Kirkwall but what a sophisticated operation. Very cosy feel and super friendly staff behind the bar who can converse on all manner of stuff from the gin being made on site to tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. It was great to have a chance to meet you and to show you around! S Kemp

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Had the good fortune of being given a tour by the owner. It was an incredibly enjoyable afternoon. He was so passionate about his business that he engaged everyone with his enthusiasm. He was a very intelligent, interesting man with so much pride in his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you ever so much for the very kind review! It was lovely to tour with you, and thanks for your support! S Kemp

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends and took the guided tour - it was short but great! It’s a fresh and modern facility. The girl that showed us round was bright and cheery and it was really interesting. We learned about the process and what went in to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diane S
stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for the very kind review

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This was a really fun tour of a modern gin micro-distillery. Would go for a drink in the evening too because sometimes you need a break from old pubs. Cameron - our guide - was excellent. And the gin is delicious.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank William M
stephenkemp1, Owner at The Orkney Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for the positive response, we’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit!

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