Kirkjuvagr (kirk-u-vaar) meaning "Church Bay" is the Old Norse word for Orkney's capital, Kirkwall, which is where this fine spirit originates, reflecting the boldness of Orkney's Norse ancestors, the clarity of their seas and the purity of their air, Kirkjuvagr is a hand-crafted gin for the modern, discerning gin enthusiast.
The Vegvisir (Viking compass) found emblazoned over the bottle cork may be an obvious ancestral acknowledgement if you're any sort of history buff but what you may not know is according to legend, Angelica, Kirkjuvagr's key botanical was introduced to the island by Norsemen centuries ago.
Arkh-Angell is our Navy Strength gin and pays homage to the proud seafaring heritage of Orkney.
It retains the smoothness and characteristics of our original Kirkjuvagr, but at 57% ABV, the increased strength brings new depths to its complex flavour profile.
Arkh-Angell is a tribute to generations of island seafarers, and carries the name of a local fishing boat that has a place close to the heart of many Orcadians. The gin’s name also reflects the use of a locally grown variety of Norwegian angelica, called Archangelica, taken to the Islands centuries ago by sailors from the North.