Deerness Distillery
Deerness Distillery
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Orkney's first distillery in over 132 years, producing handcrafted gin and vodka. Come and visit us for an insight into the fascinating world of distilling, sample our spirits and enjoy our shop offering locally sourced quality gifts, takeaway tea and coffee. Open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday all year and during April - September Sundays 12-4pm. A warm welcome awaits you, no need to book, just turn up and enjoy!
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  • DBAA
    161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    Stopping at Deerness Distillery as part of our day tour with Paul from JP Orkney Tours was definitely a treat. The distillery is charming and we thoroughly enjoyed Stuart's explanation of everything that is going on in the distillery. The gins were delicious and we only wish we had be able to bring more home with us. The Vara was a favourite although the Sea Glass gin was a close second. We appreciated the delicious tasting and also that tonic was included in the tasting.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Christine M
    Bowmore, United Kingdom26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent wee distillery on the east of Mainland Orkney
    Small gin distillery on the east coast of Orkney's Mainland. Excellent shop open plan to the production area. Friendly helpful staff and some lovely gins! Big plans to extend into whisky production with a cafe which should open up the area more to visitors
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Sarah D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Deerness Distillery experience
    We visited this friendly distillery on a visit to Orkney this summer and were given an overview of this family business by the very knowledgeable chap serving us with coffee. We then got to taste some of the gins but I was unable to take any back with me as I had no room in my suitcase. However, they do mail order! I have just taken delivery of a bottle of their Sea Glass gin and look forward to drinking it over Christmas. If you get a chance to visit, do, but if not, try their excellent, speedy mail order service.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 December 2023
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Sarah D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We visited this friendly distillery on a visit to Orkney this summer and were given an overview of this family business by the very knowledgeable chap serving us with coffee. We then got to taste some of the gins but I was unable to take any back with me as I had no room in my suitcase. However, they do mail order! I have just taken delivery of a bottle of their Sea Glass gin and look forward to drinking it over Christmas. If you get a chance to visit, do, but if not, try their excellent, speedy mail order service.
Written 12 December 2023
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Chris D
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Visiting my auntie in deerness and I had to get myself a bottle of orcadian moon very friendly staff and I can't wait to open my orcadian moon it's delicious
Written 21 September 2023
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Christine M
Bowmore, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Small gin distillery on the east coast of Orkney's Mainland. Excellent shop open plan to the production area. Friendly helpful staff and some lovely gins! Big plans to extend into whisky production with a cafe which should open up the area more to visitors
Written 13 September 2023
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InvernessKidds
Inverness155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great visit to this lovely Deerness Distillery, we actually stayed in the cabin next to the Distillery, so had a personal walk round and taste of the various Gins. Can thoroughly recommend the Gins especially the Scuttled Gin as my favourite.
Written 23 August 2023
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Lorraine A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was our second visit to the distillery as we went last year while on holiday.
Had to go back again to stock up on some more gin and vodka.
The staff are very informative, with fanrastic customer service skills.
Written 21 July 2023
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DBAA
Vancouver161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Stopping at Deerness Distillery as part of our day tour with Paul from JP Orkney Tours was definitely a treat. The distillery is charming and we thoroughly enjoyed Stuart's explanation of everything that is going on in the distillery. The gins were delicious and we only wish we had be able to bring more home with us. The Vara was a favourite although the Sea Glass gin was a close second. We appreciated the delicious tasting and also that tonic was included in the tasting.
Written 4 July 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India4,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Dropped by this friendly and wlecoming, family-run craft distillery while driving around the eastern reaches of Orkney. We enjoyed tasting some of their wonderful gins (made from locally sourced ingredients) and liquers (my wife loved the coffee liquer, which we bought).
Written 5 June 2023
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AlanF528807
Bridlington, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Lovely people, we visited on a dull day in January, they were very helpful, and were happy to offer us tastings - the gin was delicious. Well worth a visit!
Written 2 February 2023
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mdubee
Arlington, VA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
We stumbled on this place almost by accident. If I ever get back to Orkney, I will definitely make an effort to go there. The proprietors were friendly and informative and the gin was spectacular. We took one bottle for the rest of our stay and should have taken way more.
Written 21 September 2022
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John W
Cambridge, Canada903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
It was fun to visit this start-up distillery. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Tasting of there Gin was available straight or with tonic. Nice gift area and a WC is available.
Written 6 September 2022
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Thank you for the review and visiting us at Deerness Distillery, we hope you enjoyed your experience and of course the gin 😀
Written 11 September 2022
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