The parish of Orphir was a centre of power during the early period of Norse rule on Orkney and contains two important Viking-era remains – the drinking hall at Earl’s Bu and Orphir Round Kirk, Scotland’s only surviving medieval church.
Bottled at its marrying strength of 46% ABV to intensify the whisky’s distinctive flavours of honey, fruitcake and warm winter spices, a proportion of our profit from sales of ORKNEYINGA LEGACY go straight to the Orkneyinga Saga Centre whose purpose is to support Orkney’s historic monuments in Orphir.
Both the parish of Orphir and the drinking hall at Earl’s feature in The Orkneyinga Saga – also known as The History of the Earls of Orkney. It’s the only medieval chronicle in which Orkney takes centre stage and is a fascinating and bloodthirsty read! Today, Orphir is home to the Orkneyinga Saga Centre and brings Orkney’s early history vividly to life for visitors.
…he who wrote this record, he who has told it, and all who listen to it may enjoy from that holy knight of God, Earl Magnus, blessings and the answer to their prayers…
Orkneyinga Saga, Chapter 57
Glowing gold (average colour tint 12.4)
Sweet floral honey | Rich fruitcake | Warm winter spices | Orange zest| Aromatic smoky peat
46% ABV (marrying strength)
£55 RSP (only available at our distillery shop from May 2018 and to our Inner Circle members, online, from July 2018)