Dunnet Bay Distillery Tasting RoomDunnet Bay Distillery Tasting Room


Distillery Tours & Shop

Visiting Our

Wee Distillery

We have taken the decision to suspend all Distillery Tours in light of recent government advice regarding Covid – 19.  Tours have been cancelled for March, April, May and June and we shall review this as the picture becomes clearer.  Take care and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

We’d be delighted to welcome you on a guided tour to explore our distillery and discover our spirits! Learn more about the hero botanicals we use to make our spirits and our fabulously shiny stills ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Margaret’.

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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We have accessible parking on site and adapted toilet facilities.

Smoking is not permitted within the distillery grounds.

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Booking is very much advised! Book online or call 01847 851 287 to reserve your place!

Tour Details

Guided tours run throughout the year, please look at our booking page to check availability.

You will start your tour with a Rock Rose Gin and Tonic on a comfy couch by a wood-burning stove in the Tasting Room of our 5-star VisitScotland Visitor Centre, which is located in a refurbished early 20th century cattle-shed with a retro vibe. Here you will learn about the history of the distillery and the stories behind the hero botanicals used to make Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka. You will then be taken on a tour of the Still House where you will learn our two traditional copper pot stills ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Margaret’, the distilling and bottling process and the research and development work undertaken by the distillery. Back in the Tasting Room the visitor experience concludes with an interactive tutored tasting of our award-winning spirits. There may be a few surprises along the way!

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Book a Tour Now

Booking is very much advised!

Book online or call 01847 851 287 to reserve your place!

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

All guided tours of our distillery are in English and last around 1.5 hours.

£15 per adult

We endeavour to make the distillery tour as enjoyable as possible for all of our visitors.  Download the Accessibility Guide for Dunnet Bay Distillery or Contact Us if you have any special requirements.

We love dogs and have a box of welcome treats and fresh water available for your four-legged friends. However, we are unable to welcome dogs other than Assistance Dogs into our Visitor Centre where our shop and Tasting Room are located as they are very small spaces. We do have a sheltered lead tether just beside the shop and our garden is available for leg stretching and a quick walk.

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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!

Monday – Saturday10:00 am5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am5:00 pm
Wednesday Evening6:00 pm8:00 pm
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We are continuing to send out parcels of joy, but please be aware these may take day a day or two longer to arrive with you.  Martin is manning the distillery all on his lonesome and he can only box up so many orders in a day – despite how much Claire prods him!  We are also trying to do our tiny wee bit to help and have provided our local surgeries and carers with free hand sanitiser during the shortages.

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