Orkney Craft Vinegar is a raw, unpasteurized, unfiltered, living vinegar with the mother made from scratch. They make either a wine (honey, rhubarb, rosehip, or seaweed) or a beer (malt) specifically to then ferment on again into vinegar. No infusion, no shortcuts.
Producing their vinegar is essentially alchemy. From fermenting, alcohol made themselves using traditional methods to ageing in oak barrels for up to a year. The result is a softer, more rounded ingredient to cook with which carries more depth of flavour than standard vinegar.
They are incredibly proud to have a partnership with Orkney based whiskey distillery Highland Park. They work closely with Highland Park who supplies their whisky-soaked bourbon and sherry casks. They use these casks exclusively, along with Highland Park peated malt, to create their developing range of malt vinegar.
Orkney Craft Vinegar offers a genuine taste of Orkney – foraged, brewed, acidulated, aged in wood, and bottled. The appetite for vinegar as an ingredient is growing. They produce the best vinegar you can buy.
Their Bere Malt Vinegar is produced using bere barley then left to mature in Highland Park bourbon barrels giving deep, complex flavours behind the acidity.