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10% Off – Orkney Gin Company, Aatta Gin
Aatta, meaning 'eight' in Old Norse is made to the London Dry standards of gin production and is uniquely distilled eight times. As far as we know, Aatta and Orkney Akvavit are the only spirits hand crafted in the UK using this many distillations for a truly silky mouthfeel. The final distillation is completed over a lengthy 24 hours with eight botanicals including fresh zesty oranges, hand picked rose hips, bright juniper and a little vanilla. The tasteful bespoke bottle designed by the company is based on traditional receptacles found on Orkney’s shores from times past which were made to last, with the business name ‘Orkney Spirits Limited’ made into the glass of the bottle. Aatta has already won gold in the Spirits Business Awards and while it has joined their collection later than their other gins, it is set to be their signature gin as it has been in stages of planning for many years.
We have designed out Aatta to pair with a quality Indian tonic. We would recommend serving over lots of ice and garnishing with a wedge of fresh orange and a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!
At Orkney Gin Company, we strive to create products of only the best quality. We really hope you love our amazing new Aatta London Dry Gin inside our bespoke bottle with golden selkie wife coin inlayed in the quality glass stopper.
Price includes delivery and will be fulfilled by the distillery. For any issues with delivery or product please contact: Orkney Gin Company
About the Distiller
Our spirits are produced on the Isle of Burray, Orkney– the ‘Broch Isle’ of Scapa Flow.
At Orkney Gin Company we hand craft our gins and other spirits in order to retain the full flavour of our botanicals and ensure the highest quality product. Our method of making our gins takes us back hundreds of years to the bathtub method. Our gin is distilled seven times to ensure the highest of quality, then we add botanicals in stages over varied time periods to our ultra-small batches. Then we filter our gin, and sample often. Our spirits are made slightly different, they are distilled one more time with both fresh and dried botanicals making eight distillations. All our products are carefully made, bottled and labelled by our family; creating completely unique spirits with distinct flavours, colour and smell, reflecting the islands we call home.
Orkney's rich culture of traditions formed the inspiration behind each distinct taste. Our spirits are made using traditional techniques, we don't believe in rushing to get to the end product, and we like to keep our company as a small family business, nothing corporate or over the top. We use as many hand-picked (foraged) and home grown Orcadian botanicals as we can find around us. These would have been used by our ancestors in the past for cooking and drinks making. We love to look at old cookery books from local areas for new ingredients and combinations, and we are always looking for more fresh ingredients around us while we walk around Orkney.
Our labels and bottles were inspired by the beautiful stoneware and glassware we are sometimes lucky enough to find washed up on Orkney's beaches. Each bottle is carefully cleaned by hand, then filled with our hand-crafted spirit. We cork each bottle ourselves - not an easy job after a few! Each label is then placed on by hand. You may see that our Rhubarb Old Tom and Johnsmas bottles are now printed. This is to reduce the use of plastic labels and to ensure they can be reused easily (trust us - getting those labels off after use is not easy!). It also means that instead of adding an extra step - moving all the 'naked' bottles into boxes while bottling, then clearing up and making space, and bringing them back out to label - we are now able to pop our tamper seal and shrink capsule on while bottling, and box them up all in one day. Our distillery is very small so little changes like this can make a huge difference to us.
Our logo depicts a Selkie-Woman. Stories of the elusive Selkie-Folk - seals which are able to cast their skin and assume human form - highlight how mysterious and alluring these shape shifting creatures may have been. The tales of their interactions with humans have been passed down through generations of Orcadians and on to our bottles today.