Dornoch Distillery Company Profile

Dornoch Distillery Company was initially established by brothers Simon and Philip Thompson as Black Isle Whisky Company, a Dornoch-based enterprise predominantly concerned with bottling whiskies and rums for third parties, as well as other ‘whisky-related odds and ends’.

Today the business continues to bottle some single malt whiskies and older rums, but also operates Dornoch distillery adjacent to the Dornoch Castle Hotel.

Dornoch Distillery Company History

Dornoch Distillery Company was originally founded in 2013 as independent bottler Black Isle Whisky Company. The name was changed in 2015 when planning permission to transform an old 19th century fire station into a distillery was granted. Company founders Simon and Philip Thompson spent the next year raising finance for the project – which included selling their own flat – and in December 2016 Dornoch distillery was finally operational.


Dornoch Distillery Company
Castle Close
IV25 3SD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1862 810 216

See also

  • Dornoch Dornoch Dornoch Distillery


    Experimental Highlands distillery operating from an old fire station beside a castle.

  • Clynelish Clynelish Clynelish Distillery & brand


    Highlands site built next to Brora.

  • Brora Brora Brora Distillery & brand


    Originally known as Clynelish, Brora has become a cult whisky.

  • Gladfield Gladfield Gladfield Distillery


    Also spelled Gledfield, this was a fleeting distillery in Ross and Cromarty from 1798-99.

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