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We’re pretty far north up here in Orkney, and as a result we have a very specific dialect. We thought it would be a bit of fun to translate what we do to our Ocadian dialect… Have fun trying to pronounce some of our unique words!

Read in English:

At the Orkney Gin Company, we make our spirit the traditional way. Our gin is produced on the isle of Burray – the ‘Broch Isle’ of Scapa Flow- using the time-honoured ‘bathtub’ or ‘cold compound’ method.

Traditional cold compounding takes time, but it’s worth it. We use only premium, seven times distilled grain spirit, infused with the very finest natural and local Orcadian botanicals.

Avoiding the high temperatures used in some production methods allows a fuller botanical profile to emerge, so there’s a real flavour of the islands in our gin.

The process is labour intensive. The gin is produced in tiny micro-batches. Infusion is staged, and we carry out constant, meticulous sampling for quality. Once the perfect balance has been achieved, we blend, filter and bottle. Hand labelling lends a personal finishing touch.

We’re a small scale, family business, and we’re proud of our Orcadian roots. Our bottle depicts an Orkney ‘selkie’. The selkies are mysterious, shape-shifting creatures of Orcadian legend. In the sea, they take the form of seals. On the land, they cast aside their sealskins and emerge as beautiful young men and women, mysterious and alluring. We hope you’ll agree that this elegant selkie woman is the perfect symbol for our unique Orcadian spirit.

Read in Orcadian:

At the Orkney Gin Company, we mak wur spirit the owld fashioned wey. Wur gin is meed in the isle o Burray – the ‘Broch Isle’ o Scapa Flow – in the time-honoured ‘bathtub’ or ‘cowld compound’ wey.

Traditional cowld compoundan taks time, but hid’s worth it. We use only premium sivven times distilled grain spirit, infused wae the very finest natural and local Orcadian botanicals.

Avoidan the high haet that’s used in some production methods alloos the full botanical profile tae come oot, so there’s a right taste o Orkney in wur gin.

The process is haird wark. The gin is meed in peedie tottie batches. Infusion is staged, and we kerry oot meticulous samplan for quality aal the time. Eftir the perfect balance is reached, we blend, filter and bottle. Pittan the labels on by hand gies a personal finishan touch.

Wu’r a peedie, family business, and wu’r prood o wur Orcadian roots. Wur bottle shaas an Orkney ‘selkie’. Selkies are uncan, eldrich shape-shiftan craiturs fae Orkney folklore. In the sea, they tak the form o selkies. On the land, they cast aff their selkie skins, and emerge as swack young men and weeman, uncan and attractive. We hope ye’ll agree that this bonny selkie wife is the perfect symbol o wur unique Orcadian spirit.

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