Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell ‘Storm Strength’ gin has won a prestigious UK Gold Medal at this year’s World Gin Awards, held in London.
The 57-per-cent spirit took home the prize in the Navy Gin category of the event, judged by a panel of leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.
Presented by TheDrinksReport.com – regarded as the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals – the World Gin Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.
Distilled in Orkney, Arkh-Angell is hailed as Orkney Distilling’s tribute to island seafarers, with the company using a locally grown variety of Norse angelica, called Archangelica, as a key ingredient.
Last year Arkh-Angell scooped a Silver Medal at the Scottish Gin Awards, adding to the bronze won by Orkney Distilling’s signature Kirkjuvagr Gin at the 2017 event.
Stephen Kemp, managing director of Orkney Distilling Limited, said: “This is tremendous news for all the team at Orkney Distilling and a perfect way to get the 2019 season at our Kirkwall visitor centre and distillery underway. We’re proud of all our gins, but we’re particularly thrilled to see Arkh-Angell continuing to make a major impact on the UK gin scene, and now taking home another top award for the islands.”
Adding to the good news for the company, The Orkney Distillery has also just been listed by Visit Scotland as one of the nine reasons people should visit Scotland in 2019.