INSPIRED BY HISTORY
In 1821 William Smith founded a distillery on the outskirts of Thurso and named it Wolfburn after the watercourse. The distillery was constructed from hardy local Caithness flagstone and the remains of its foundations can still be seen today. The new Wolfburn distillery building is just a short walk along the burn from the old site towards the sea.
Wolfburn’s smooth and warming flavour stems from the unhurried way in which the spirit is made. Long fermentation is followed by gentle distillation, before the spirit is laid down in the best quality oak casks. Our warehouses are beautifully dark and cool, providing the perfect environment for the spirit to mature into world-class single malt whisky. Wolfburn is Scotland’s most northerly whisky distillery on the mainland and we pride ourselves by making whisky the traditional way, bottling by hand and taking our time, producing a quality dram.
THE MARITIME MALT
Defined and shaped by its stunning coastal location, Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky owes much to its home town of Wick. Established in 1826 at a time when the town was home to a thriving fishing port, Old Pulteney has a strong place in the heart and history of this coastal community. Being distilled and matured by the sea coupled with meticulous cask selection creates a distinctive flavour which sets it apart from other single malt Scotch whiskies.
With traditional warehouses exposed to the invigorating sea air blowing in off the North Sea, Old Pulteney captures the taste of the sea in every drop of its liquid gold; from subtle coastal chords to more defined salty notes. Delivering a flavour spectrum from vanilla to spice with an added hint of saltiness, Old Pulteney takes you from vibrancy to indulgence.
TREASURE OF THE HIGHLANDS
Clynelish is an anglicised version of the Gaelic for green pasture. And, though it’s a coastal whisky, this is fitting for a Scotch with sweet floral fragrances and verdant flavour notes.
When the original distillery was built in 1819 by the future Duke of Sutherland, the quality of Clynelish whisky was so prized that only private customers were supplied. Over the years, Clynelish has continued to be held in high regard and today’s malt whisky gurus consistently praise its unique combination of North Highland and maritime qualities. It’s a name with a long history, one that predates the distillery we know today, but which has adorned the labels of whisky bottles for almost 200 years.
TIMED TO PERFECTION
Balblair distillery considers perfection above all else. Every year the distillery manager, John Macdonald, selects whiskies that have reached their exact point of “optimum maturation”, the peak of perfection. With this you’ll find a leathery, nutty and full-bodied flavour.
In 1843, William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by the peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, he had a vision for a pioneering single malt whisky, made from three natural ingredients – water, barley and yeast.
Glenmorangie have always been dedicated to craft, ceaselessly working towards the goal for single malt perfection. And to this day, Glenmorangie honour the Distillery’s roots in their award-winning single malt. Distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, matured in the finest casks and perfected by The Men of Tain Glenmorangie's whisky is exceptionally smooth and wonderfully complex and sure to delight whisky lovers for generations to come.
THE PRECIOUS SPIRIT
Founded by Alexander Matheson, The Dalmore distillery has been operating on the banks of the Cromarty Firth since 1839 and prides itself on an unbroken chain of brilliant, visionary and influential craftsmen. For over 150 years The Dalmore has set the standard in multi cask maturation. Hand selected casks from the world’s finest bodegas and wineries are expertly curated to create a sumptuous and layered whisky of legendary finesse.
THE SINGLETON OF GLEN ORD
Founded on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands, Glen Ord sits on a stretch of land that had been in the possession of Clan Mackenzie for nearly 700 years when Thomas Mackenzie built the distillery in 1838. It is from this famous Scottish clan that the distillery adopts its motto 'Luceo non uro' meaning “I shine not burn”.
Glen Ord’s exclusive twin water source combines soft Highland rainwater accumulated high in the Scottish mountains with water from the heart of an ancient artesian spring, aptly described as “water from the heavens and earth”. Glen Ord is also one of a handful of distilleries that still malts its barley on site.
A SOFTER SIDE OF THE HIGHLANDS
Since 1897 there has been a quiet revolution unfolding in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. High up amongst the smooth, rounded peaks of the Monadhliath Mountains there is no room for rugged and robust. Here patience, a gentle hand and a passion for purity rule the day. For generations, the craftsmen at Tomatin have been combining soft mountain water with tender local barley to produce it’s distinctively mellow and fruity taste. You have heard the myths of this often wild and beautiful place, but the truth lies only in its spirit.
Tomatin own and distribute a full brand portfolio; the flagship brand is ‘Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky’ which incorporates a core range of different age and flavour profile whiskies (all non-peated) along with regular limited edition releases.