Dunnet Bay Distillers
Scottish Gin & Vodka, handcrafted with Highland Botanicals



As the name suggests these artisan distillers are located on the spectacular bay of Dunnet, a small village in the north of Scotland where the freshest air and the purest water are in abundance.

The goal of Dunnet Bay Distillers is to create spirits which reflect something of the life and landscape to be found in Caithness.

Their two products – Holy Grass Vodka and Rock Rose Gin are hand distilled slowly in their special copper still named Elizabeth.

Working with the oldest still makers in the world the bespoke pot still, Elizabeth, has been specially designed just to create the Dunnet Bay spirits. Using a traditional handmade copper head along with botanical vapour basket, it provides a small batch process of 500 litres.

An exacting process and tremendous care is essential to achieve best results. Each bottle is filled, hand-waxed, batch numbered and signed before it leaves the Dunnet Bay Distillery.

Each year will herald a new vintage at Dunnet Bay Distillers. As with fine wine, the Caithness botanicals are dependent on climate.

The result is a truly handcrafted Scottish gin and Scottish vodka that will subtly change year on year but which will always be the result of patience and perfection from the young team at the distillery.

Once the products of Dunnet Bay Distillers have been produced, bottled, sealed and individually signed they leave distillery and travel to customers in Scotland, throughout the UK and over Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Japan. 

Scotland may be best known for its wonderful whisky but it is also responsible for producing much of the UK’s gin.

Today’s Scottish distillers are fast becoming known for their hand crafted Gins and Vodkas. The exceptional quality of the Scottish Gin and Vodka from the Dunnet Bay Distillery is generating worldwide interest.

You can find our more and purchase this unique Scottish Gin and Vodka at the Dunnet Bay Distillery web site


Holy Grass, found on the banks of Thurso River, gives this unique Vodka its wonderful taste and characteristic flavour. This is a delicate, fresh tasting vodka with a creamy smooth finish.

An unusual botanical, Holy Grass was discovered on the banks of the nearby Thurso River by Robert Dick, a legendary Scottish botanist. It was often laid on church floors to give a sweet, vanilla smell when walked over. The vodka is also infused with a specially crafted vapour of Highland apples and apple juice to complement the sweetness of Holy Grass.


This delicious Rock Rose gin gets its characteristic flavour from a carefully selected combination of local and traditional botanicals, each one specifically chosen for their individual flavours to combine into the perfect taste.

After 55 experiments by Martin & Claire the final recipe was chosen to give a wee taste of Caithness and the very first batch was distilled on 17th August 2014.


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