Author Archives: Adelle Brown


Orkney is a great place to live, (and visit!) if you love festivals 😊 This month has seen the 32nd annual Orkney International Science Festival www.oisf.org.  When our children were younger, I used to take them to the science festival family day each year.  The year we launched our ‘Sea Glass Gin’ and ‘Into the […]

Have you ever wondered how our stunning copper stills got their names?

Like furnishing a new house, choosing the new equipment for our fresh new distillery was equally as exciting and with as many options! After careful consideration we settled on three traditional copper alembic stills. Originally the word ‘alembic’ was from the Greek word ‘Ambix’, this meant a vase with a small opening.  The vase was […]

Our arrival to Orkney

Sitting here looking out of the dining room window on a wet and wild windy scene I’m reminded of the week we arrived in Orkney. Having visited Orkney in the summer, where we were treated to an unusually warm week…shorts and trips to the beach and having viewed only a handful of properties as there […]