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Distillery Shop & Visitor Experiences

Visiting Our

Wee Distillery

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to explore our distillery, discover our spirits and our fabulously shiny stills, Elizabeth and Margaret.

Join us on an Express Tour in the morning or enjoy a more leisurely Premium Tour in the afternoon.  Or have fun at one of our fabulous Cocktail Workshops!

Dunnet Bay Distillery is situated on the iconic North Coast 500 route around the north of Scotland and the John O’ Groats to Lands’ End tourist route. We are located three miles from Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain.

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Dunnet Bay Distillery Visitor Experiences

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Our distillery tours have achieved a TripAdvisor ‘Outstanding Attraction’ award because in the words of a recent visitor they are ‘Tip top tastic’!

Dunnet Bay Distillery

Bespoke Experiences

We can offer a wide range of bespoke and unique experiences including:

  • Chocolate and Cocktail Making Workshops
  • Distilling Courses
  • Exclusive Venue Hire for Corporate Events, Private Celebration Parties and Small Weddings
  • Private Tours
  • Team Building Activities


The maximum number of people that can participate in our bespoke experiences depends on the activity.

Please contact Joanne to discuss your specific requirements.

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Bottle of Rock Rose Gin and Huntsman Cocktail served in a vintage glass and garnished with celery leaf
Dunnet Bay Distillery selection of products in shop on a wooden table

Dunnet Bay Distillery

Shop Opening Times

Explore our wee shop located in our 5-star VisitScotland Visitor Centre and discover our multi award-winning spirits and peruse the selection of distillery exclusives!

We also stock a few lovely locally made goodies including Rock Rose Gin shortbread and marmalade, plus yummy Caithness chocolate. A selection of lovely gift items is also available which include cards, prints and other work created by local artists and craftspeople, candles, soaps and pumps to upcycle your empty Rock Rose Gin or Holy Grass Vodka bottle into a soap dispenser! We can also refill your bottle when you pop into to see us at the distillery shop.

Monday – Friday 10am 5pm (Apr-Oct) / 4pm (Nov-Mar)
Saturday 10am 5pm (Apr-Oct) / 4pm (Nov-Mar)
Dunnet Bay Distillery Exterior with Foliage in the Foreground

Dunnet Bay Distillery

Important Visitor Experience Information

All guided tours of our distillery are in English.

Bringing Children?

Children under 18 are free but will not be permitted to taste our spirits, or during our Premium Tour sit at the Tasting Table or receive a goody bag. Our Cocktail Workshop is for over 18’s only. However, children are welcomed and involved in the distillery tour using a Family Pack, which guides them through the stories associated with the distillery and features our family Miniature Schnauzer dog Mr Mackintosh who is the Distillery’s Apprentice.

 If you plan to bring children or are celebrating a special occasion, please email us at to***@ro*********.uk or call us 01847 851 287 to let us know!

We welcome your dogs!

We love dogs and have a box of welcome treats and fresh water available for your four-legged friends. Whilst we are happy to welcome well-behaved pooches into our shop, they are unable to join you on a tour as we do not allow them into our Tasting Room or Still House. We do have a sheltered lead tether just beside the shop and our garden is available for leg stretching and a quick walk.

Drivers – bring containers for samples!

As we are trying to be a sustainable business and reduce our plastic use we will not be providing pots for drivers to take away samples. However, please feel free to bring along containers to decant the samples into. 3 x 20ml containers are required for our Premium Tour, whilst 2 x 20ml containers are required for our Express Tour.

Travelling by bus?

To encourage the use of public transport we are offering a 10% discount off our Experience prices when you present a valid bus ticket for the day of your tour. So, ditch the car, do your bit for the environment, and enjoy sampling our spirits without the need of a designated driver!

To secure your place please book your Experience tickets on our website and present your ticket on arrival for a 10% refund.

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