As well as its award winning food, Caithness and North Sutherland can also boast award winning drink products that are sold and distributed worldwide.
The Pulteney Distillery has been distilling Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Caithness since 1826. By Wick’s historic harbour, the quietly maturing spirit lies in hand-selected oak casks, slowly capturing the unique character of this stunning landscape with its long seafaring history. Old Pulteney is classed as the Genuine Maritime Malt and embodiment of history, people and place. In 2012, the Old Pulteney 21 won the coveted “World Whisky of the Year” award in the world’s leading whisky guide, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
Work is currently under way on the new Wolfburn Distillery near Thurso. They hope to begin production in late 2013 and start selling the first bottles in 2016. In the meantime, you can follow their progress on Twitter or Facebook.
Scotland is famous for its soft fruits and local company Berry Good has won awards for producing vodka infused with these Scottish berries. Stockists of these drinks include retailers, hotels and restaurants across Scotland.