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Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

(70cl, 43%)

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

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Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin Bottling Note

An 'unmistakably Orcadian' gin made with locally grown botanicals including Ramanas Rose, Burnet Rose, Angelica and Borage. The inclusion of Angelica was inspired by a story that suggested Angelica was brought to the Orkney islands by Norsemen, and can still be found growing there. Further connection to Orkney's heritage comes from the name, Kirkjuvagr, which means 'Church Bay' in Old Norse.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Peppery juniper and salty sea air (salt and pepper is a classic combo, after all...), floral dandelion.

Palate: Candied peels, coriander. A bit perfume-y in spots.

Finish: Drying spice, vanilla-y angelica and a resurgence of sea spray salinity.

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Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin Reviews

Fairly average

Fairly standard gin. Not bad but nothing special for price.

21st June 2020

Smooth, perfect for martini and negroni!

A fantastically smooth, classic London dry style. Perfect balance of floral vs citrus notes, and at 43% it works nicely in a negroni or

18th June 2020

Not bad!

I was ever so excited to try this, classy bottle! Slightly disappointed however it is drinkable with tonic.

2nd June 2020

Classic, traditional gin

Juniper forward, little hints of spice, but really well rounded. Quite an oldskool "proper" gin (in a good way). Great in a classic G&T with some orange peel. Holds up in a martini also and enough about it for a negroni.

4th February 2020

Great Gin

Just adorable!!!

28th November 2019

Smooth, balanced gin

A wonderfully smooth gin, with a perfect blend of mild floral notes with the sweetness of the citrus coming through. A very discreet warm spice on the finish

16th August 2019

Boringly average

Typical Gin, boringly average

4th April 2019

Rubbish don’t drink it

Worse gin ever. Not sure it would be good enough to clean my bathroom. It really is rough. Had smoother diamond white in 1980’s.

2nd March 2019

Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

Not at all bad but slightly uninspiring, this does sit better with a flavoured tonic but certainly not a sipping gin.

15th September 2018

Delicate flavours and deliciously smooth. Beautifully presented if you want to give it as a gift as we do from time to time.

Sublime! One of the best Scottish gins you can buy.

4th September 2018

Beautiful, smooth gin, even when sampled neat!

Smooth, with a floral hint, but mainly a warm discreet spice finish and nice citrus edge to the flavour.

14th August 2018

Lovely gin, very smooth

To taste, this gin has hints of rose, borage, and a vague hint of the sea. Juniper is also prevalent, with a lovely pine note in the background. There's a sweet orange citrus burst in there too.

A wonderful complex gin, that we enjoy with Fentimans tonic, ice and a slice of orange

14th August 2018

Smooth, refreshing and beautiful in a martini

Absolutely love this gin!

At 43%, it is incredibly smooth, and offers a beautiful sweet finish when garnished with a twist of orange zest.

Tried it with Fever Tree tonic, and works really well. Also tried as a martini - absolutely perfect!

14th August 2018

Kirkjuvagr Gin

Smells good taste not bad but not great either, tastes like a typical run of the mill gin.

15th January 2018

Ssmooth ..

I took this gin home to Australia, and shared it amongst my fellow ginnys. Loved by all with comments from its smoothness and how it can be taken neat. My only regret is that i brought home just one bottle .... i cant go back to drinking the more commercial varieties now ...

2nd January 2018

A must have.

Superb flavour and smooooooooooth......

18th October 2017

Flavoursome and smooth

Loved this with Fever Tree med tonic - packed with flavour and very smooth

1st October 2017

Smooth, fantastic in a martini

Thoroughly enjoyed this gin! It is really smooth, and you can easily sip over ice with just a garnish, or in a martini. A nice, simple tonic such as Fever Tree Indian works nicely with this one, with or without the recommended orange rind garnish

6th June 2017

Summer and Orkney in a Gin!

A delicious light gin for making into a long drink for the summer or a warm evening. Tasty neat too. If you like your gin spicy or acidic it's subtle flavourings aren't for you, however, if you like it light and flowery then I would recommend you give this a try. As I like to support independent gin producers, this will be replacing Bloom when I want a long drink. It needs a tonic that hasn't been messed about with because of the subtle notes, I would go with fever-tree natural or 1724, put something else if you wish, but you will loose Kirkjuvagr's beauty.

13th May 2017


Lovely bottle and well presented.
Nice smell and initial taste, finish slightly drying.

23rd April 2017


Nice enough gin if garnished correctly.

5th April 2017


Tried in a Glasgow gin bar.

21st February 2017


Quite nice with a sweet tonic.

18th February 2017

Should be great

Looking forward to trying this Gin

15th January 2017

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