Posted: 03/01/2014

Work begins on Scottish mainland’s most northerly distillery

The construction of the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland begins this month in Caithness with production of the new gin, called Rock Rose, scheduled to start this summer.

Partly funded by a grant of nearly £84,000 from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Dunnet Bay Distillers is being set up by husband and wife team Martin and Claire Murray.

Martin Murray is currently studying for a degree in brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre for Brewing and Distilling while Claire Murray has been working with experts researching local Caithness botanicals, which will be used to flavour their  gin.

The couple hopes to have produced the first samples of Rock Rose gin by summer 2014 and will begin distilling shortly afterwards.

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