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No bottles or even memories of the original Wolfburn whisky remain from when the distillery last operated.

From what little the records show, Wolfburn distillery was at the time one of the largest producers in the county, yet all would have been consumed within the borders of Caithness, such was the demand for 'uisge beatha' ('the water of life') by the locals.

Few if any bottles made it down the rutted road or by sea to the capital's Georgian drinking houses and if any did, none remain.

Using un-peated malt the stillmen of Wolfburn distillery today are crafting the latest incarnation of Wolfburn whisky from a blank canvas by pot still distillation the old way; no automation, no rush and a lot of care.

A variety of casks continue to be filled with new Wolfburn spirit and are laid down in the warehouses to mature. Some will remain there for many years to come and it will be a while yet before the first bung is extracted to see what the cold air of the north shore has delivered for the next generation of Wolfburn drinkers. We wonder if the residents of Thurso will allow any of it out of the county this time?