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Brawlbin distillery

Highland single malt Scotch whisky

The distillery stood at or near Brawlbin farm, about four miles west of Halkirk. Water for the site was supplied by the Brawlbin Burn on its way north to Loch Calder.

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  • Region
    Highland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Demolished
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Brawlbin History

The first listed distiller at Brawlbin was Donald Sutherland in 1798. In 1817 a second site, Brawlbin North, is recorded as licensed to Sinclair Sutherland, probably a brother or cousin.

Both distilleries fell silent in 1821, though Brawlbin North enjoyed a brief revival in 1825 under James Sutherland. Brawlbin farm is still on OS maps today and is owned by the Gunn family.

Timeline

  • 1798 Brawlbin is licensed to Donald Sutherland
  • 1817-21 Brawlbin North is operational under Sinclair Sutherland
  • 1821 Both distilleries are silent
  • 1825-26 Brawlbin North re-opens under James Sutherland.
  • 1826 Both sites are closed
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Contact

Address
Brawlbin
Nr Thurso
Caithness
United Kingdom
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See also

  • Assery Assery Assery Distillery

    Assery

    A farm distillery in Caithness, licensed in 1798 but closed the same year.

  • Ballie Ballie Ballie Distillery

    Ballie

    A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Caithness farm distillery that opened and shut in 1798.

  • Aurora Brewing Aurora Brewing Aurora Brewing Distiller
  • Wolfburn Wolfburn Wolfburn Distillery & brand

    Wolfburn

    The most northerly mainland distillery.

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