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Orkney Distilling celebrates Scottish Gin Awards success

Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell gin.

Orkney Distilling’s Arkh-Angell “Storm Strength” gin has won a prestigious silver medal at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards in Glasgow.

The 57 per cent gin took home the prize in the Navy Strength Gin of the Year category of the top industry awards, held last night.

Stephen Kemp, managing director of Orkney Distilling Limited, said: “This is a massive achievement for our business and we’re all immensely proud.

“Our signature Kirkjuvagr Gin took home a bronze medal from the inaugural Scottish Gin Awards last year, so for Arkh-Angell to go one better and win a silver is absolutely fantastic and testament to the efforts of all our team here in Orkney.”

In total, 46 producers and 80 gins progressed to the final stage of the national competition, which celebrates Scotland’s booming gin industry.

The Orkney Gin Festival 2018 — organised by Orkney Distilling in partnership with The Old Library — was also shortlisted for the Scottish Gin Event of the Year accolade.

The Orkney Gin Company was also recognised with Johnsmas and Mikkelmas shortlisted in the Speciality Gin of the Year category.