Designed and built by Stuart, a former engineer, along with his wife Adelle and their family and friends, you’ll find a warm welcome at the Deerness Distillery. While the purpose built distillery is quite industrial from the outside, the open plan interior is a beautifully designed and functional space. The Deerness Distillery’s range of gins, alongside other spirits and liqueurs, is distilled in a traditional direct-fired copper pot still. There’s a large space for bottling, waxing and storage and the distillery also houses a small tasting bar area and shop, which features lots of orkney made gifts, plus an impressive selection of tonics. There are plans afoot to expand the distillery, including a new whisky still house, to produce a boutique array of different casked malt whiskies, as well as a new cafe, shop and visitor area.