Since moving from Australia with their family, Stuart and Adelle Brown have turned their hobby into a reality with the production of their small batch spirits. Situated on Orkney’s East Mainland, an archipelago of the northeastern coast of Scotland, Deerness Distillery is thought to be the first new distillery of its kind on Orkney since 1885. The distillery, built by Stuart and Adelle with help from their friends and family, is close to the family home. All spirits produced by Deerness Distillery are made in a traditional alembic copper pot still and the production process is carried out entirely by hand. Launched in summer 2017, the first products in the Deerness Distillery range are gin and vodka but there are already plans to introduce rum and flavoured liqueurs in the future.