Aurora Brewing Ltd has built the new Wolfburn Distillery beside the site of an abandoned distillery which ceased production in the late 19th century, you can still see some of the ruins today, very little is known about what happened to the Wolfburn Distillery, it was the largest working Distillery in Caithness at that time.
The construction of the new Wolfburn Distillery will be the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, situated in Thurso Business Park, Thurso, Caithness, and will produce a high quality single malt whisky which will appeal to the current growing global market for Scotland’s Whisky’s, especially in the Far East.
The development started in August 2012, and consisted off the, supply, delivery and erection off, 3No. Steel Portal Frame Buildings, comprising of 1 No. 30 x 15m Distillery Building with structural concrete floor slab, and 2 No. 30 x 20m Warehouse Buildings and formation of hard standings and buildings link road and all associated building services and surface water drainage system.
Wolfburn intake works, included intake weir, pump sump manhole, connecting pipe, rising main and cable duct to building including all temporary works for control of burn water during intake installation.
The distillery draws its water from the Wolf Burn, as the original Wolfburn Distillery did.