Scotland’s most northerly mainland Scotch distillery to open in 2021

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

06 October 2020

Named 8 Doors, the micro-distillery will be opening its doors in John O’Groats, Caithness county, in 2021

The distillery, a £1m project launched by husband and wife Derek and Kerry Campbell, was granted planning permission in March 2020.

It will have a maximum capacity of 60,000 litres of whisky per year, as well as house a visitor centre and an on-site bonded warehouse to mature the whiskies.

8 Doors Distillery will be using locally sourced spring water and will be collaborating with whisky master John Ramsay to create its launch products.

Scotch whisky fans will have the opportunity to be part of the project by joining 8 Doors' 874 Founders Club or the 874 Club.

The former is limited to 250 members and offers the opportunity to buy one of the distillery's 50-litre or 250-litre Founders casks (initially available until 5 November only, starting from £1,600). Meanwhile, the 874 Club membership (£420) is open to up to 1,250 people, who will receive three different expressions (in 700ml bottles) of Highland single malt whisky each. Both packages also offer additional benefits.

8 Doors Distillery, 8doorsdistillery.com

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