A rural distillery near Wick, Caithness, which opened in 1826.
Highland single malt Scotch whisky
Dunbeath distillery is one of the very earliest registered distilleries in Scotland, having been reported as operating as early as 1755.
The village of Dunbeath is situated about 20 miles south of Wick, on the main A9 road on the east coast.
The distillery stood in what is now Portormin Road on the north bank of the Dunbeath Water, shortly before it flows into the North Sea.
The distillery was registered to James Sutherland in 1755. What is remarkable, is that Dunbeath was registered and recorded at a time when almost all distilling was illegal and unrecorded.
The name James Sutherland appears in the records of several other northern distilleries, but it is a common enough name and there may have been several James Sutherlands involved in distilling.
- 1755 Dunbeath distillery registered to James Sutherland and in use