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A Taste of History

The Northwest Passage Expedition Gin is rich in flavour, steeped in history and brimming with record-breaking ambition.

Proceeds from the sales of our Northwest Passage Expedition Gin will fund the Last Great First. The 2022 maritime navigation of the Northwest Passage by human power – the ultimate ocean row.

Distinct Flavour

Our Northwest Passage Expedition Gin is flavoured with botanicals from the shores of Orkney and the Hudson Bay in Canada, to transport you back to the Age of Discovery – when lime to was added to the daily gin ration of the men of the Royal Navy to help combat scurvy.


There is not much data measuring microplastic content in the Northwest Passage.

While paddling the 2500m Arctic route, the team will perform meaningful data collection for The Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, so that it can be used for future research.  

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup is one of the world’s leading non-profit ocean cleanups. They help keep the oceans clean, protect vulnerable marine animals, provide free educational resources, research ocean pollution for policy change, and support the development of innovative technologies.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup

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Making History

Botanicals from the shores of Orkney and the Hudson Bay.

Water from the same spring that supplied the ships of Captain Cook and Sir John Franklin.

Distilled at The Orkney Distillery.

The Legacy

All proceeds from each bottle sold of this one-of-a-kind spirit will also be used to fund the 3700km maritime navigation of the Northwest Passage by human power, known as ‘The Last Great First’.



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Distilled by

Orkney Distillery
Ayre Road, Kirkwall

Photo & Video Credits

Michael Pitts
Ollie Pitts
Penny Bird
George Hopkins