Castletown Mill Distillery



We (Martin, Claire and our team) are Dunnet Bay Distillers, the creators of the multi-award winning Rock Rose Gin, Holy Grass Vodka and Mapmaker's Rum.

This is the next stage in our journey.

We have long driven past the beautiful, but dilapidated, mill building with thoughts of one day being able revitalise it. The dream became reality in 2020 when we took ownership of this iconic vernacular building. As the current custodians, we are eager to conserve and revitalise it as a destination whisky distillery, telling the story of the building and making it a proud Caithness landmark once again.

Castletown Mill Distillery

A History Through Whisky

A series of ten collectable blends designed to raise funds for the conservation and revitalisation of Castletown Mill. Find out more...

The 1818 Society

Joining our 1818 Society will make a truly unique gift for whisky and history lovers. Membership is the only way to access our first ever release, and spaces are extremely limited. Find out more...

Tile Sponsorship

If Castletown Mill holds a special place in your heart please sponsor a roof tile and you will become a lasting part of the story of Castletown Mill. Find out more...

Conserving & Revitalising Castletown Mill

We want to see Castletown Mill flourish again not only as a whisky distillery but also a visitor destination to be enjoyed. Find out more...

Our Story

We drove past the derelict Castletown Mill every day and fell in love with the building, we were determined to one day conserve and revitalise it. Find out more...

Ethos of Our Whisky

In his novel “Highland River”, Dunbeath born critic, dramatist, and novelist Neil Miller Gunn (8th November 1891 – 15th January 1973) describes Caithness “as the land of exquisite light” where “Lochs and earth and sea pass away to a remote horizon”. Find out more...

The History of Castletown Mill

Castletown Mill lies at the heart of a village steeped in history. Located on the most northernly coast of the Scottish Mainland, Castletown is known as the Flagstone Village reflecting its association with the quarrying and export of Caithness flagstone. Find out more...

Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd is committed to the Framework For Fair Work In Scotland and is an accredited Living Wage Scotland employer



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