Dunnet Bay Distillery Tasting RoomDunnet Bay Distillery Tasting Room


Distillery Shop & Tour

Visiting Our

Wee Distillery

We are delighted to be able to welcome you once again on a wee tour to explore our distillery and discover our spirits!

Join us at the distillery to learn a wee bit more about our spirits, our botanicals 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.

Smoking is not permitted within the distillery grounds.

Visit our Distillery Accessibility page or download our Distillery Accessibility Guide in Word format.

Distillery Tour Details

Guided tours of our distillery run throughout the year, please visit 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 Visit Scotland 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 about our two traditional copper posts 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 Now

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

Our 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.  £18 per adult.

We endeavour to make the distillery tour as enjoyable as possible for all of our visitors. Visit our Distillery Accessibility page or download our Distillery Accessibility Guide in Word format. 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. 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 StillHouse. We do have a sheltered lead tether just beside the shop and our garden is available for leg stretching and a quick walk.

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)
Sunday (from May to August) 12pm 4pm

Dunnet Bay Distillery

Important Tour Information

Bringing Children?

Children under 18 are free but will not be permitted to taste our spirits, sit at the Tasting Table or receive a goody bag. 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!



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 would be required.

Travelling by bus?

To encourage the use of public transport we are offering a 10% discount off our tour 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 tour tickets on our website and present your ticket on arrival for a 10% refund.

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