Orkney Distilling has tasted double success as both the World Gin Awards and London Spirits Competition announced the award winners for their respective 2021 events.
Commenting on the distillery’s success, Anna Younie, Orkney Distilling’s Events & Marketing Manager said:
“It’s always really exciting to hear of our gins receiving awards! It really is so rewarding to know our hard work as a small, craft distillery is recognised amongst names of some bigger, more well-known brands, and it pushes us to continue to produce quality products that are well received not just by judges at competitions like these, but by our valued customers too!”
Beyla – which is created by adding Orcadian honey and Scottish raspberries to Orkney Distilling’s legendary Kirkjuvagr Gin – earned a silver award in the Old Tom Gin category at the 2021 World Gin Awards.
The World Gin Awards commend the best gins in the world, with entries from across the globe tasted by an expert judging panel to decide the world’s best. The 2021 event received a record-breaking number of entries, with organisers confirming
more than 800 gins had been submitted.
The silver award is the third award Beyla has won since it was introduced to Orkney Distilling’s range in 2019, following on from a bronze award in the 2020 World Gin Awards and winning the new product award at the 2019 Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards.
The original Kirkjuvagr gin picked up a silver medal in the 2021 London Spirits Competition. Where other competitions focus solely on technical competence and distilling prowess, the London Spirits Competitions goes further to evaluate a spirit for its all-around excellence – the way it tastes, looks and the value it provides.
The London Spirit Competition medal is the latest recognition for Kirkjuvagr’s signature gin, having previously been successful at the Scottish Gin Awards, World Gin Awards and the Great Taste food and drink awards.