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Rock Rose Gin Secures New Listing With Sainsbury'sThumbnail for article : Rock Rose Gin Secures New Listing With Sainsbury's
Dunnet Bay Distillers, the UK's most northerly mainland distillery, has secured its first nationwide supermarket listing, with its acclaimed Rock Rose Gin launching into 135 Sainsbury's stores this July.   The launch is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the craft distillery, which has significantly expanded to keep up with growing demand.  
A Craft Gin 2000 Years in the Making!Thumbnail for article : A Craft Gin 2000 Years in the Making!
Unique Caithness collaboration will delight both archaeology and gin enthusiasts.   Archaeology and craft gin may seem like worlds apart, but two entrepreneurial companies from the far north of Scotland have teamed up to create a special craft gin, inspired by the prehistoric landscape of Caithness.  
Broch Rose Gin Event on Wednesday 20th JuneThumbnail for article : Broch Rose Gin Event on Wednesday 20th June
The launch of Broch Rose gin is on Wednesday 20th evening at the distillery tasting room of Dunnet Bat Distillery.   Tickets are £20 including a Rock Rose G&T, canapes, tutored tasting of Broch Rose gin and to finish a Broch Rose G&T.  
8/5/2018
Reids Of Caithness Of Thurso Takes A Top Prize In Scottish Baker Of The Year 2018 CompetitionThumbnail for article : Reids Of Caithness Of Thurso Takes A Top Prize In Scottish Baker Of The Year 2018 Competition
Reids of Caithness of Thurso has taken a top prize in the 2018 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards.  Their prize was presented by Mich Turner MBE at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.  
6/4/2018
Reids of Caithness Bakers In Line For Another Award
Reids of Caithness of Thurso is in the running for a top prize at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards 2018.   The votes have been cast and Scottish Bakers, the association that represents bakers across Scotland, has announced who is on the shortlist and still in the running for a prize in the Scottish Bakers of the Year Awards 2018.  
Wick, Whisky And The Herring BoomThumbnail for article : Wick, Whisky And The Herring Boom
A well rounded article about Wick and Whisky has appeared on the Scotch Whisky blog on www.scotchwhisky.com The article is a short history of the connections between whisky, fishing and the town with some period photos.   See it in full at https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/around-the-world/whisky-travel/17411/wick-whisky-and-the-herring-boom/.  
7/5/2017
Reids Of Caithness Crowned Scottish Baker Of The Year 2017Thumbnail for article : Reids Of Caithness Crowned Scottish Baker Of The Year 2017
Reids of Caithness has been named Scottish Baker of the Year 2017 at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.   The baker won the following awards: Morning Roll - National Bronze and Regional Gold Corn Bread - Regional Gold Buttery - National Bronze "We are extremely pleased to be recognised as Scotland's best baker" said Gary Reid "We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craftsmen's skills to deliver quality every time.  
Major Expansion at Caithness DistilleryThumbnail for article : Major Expansion at Caithness Distillery
A Caithness distillery has embarked on a major expansion that will boost its turnover and international sales and create at least one new job.   Dunnet Bay Distillery (DBDL) has secured a £64,000 contribution from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) towards the £248,000 development.  
Wick company wants more seaweed harvesters
Wick based New Wave Foods is looking for more seaweed harvesters to help with increasing demand for their products.   New Wave Foods has been sustainably harvesting high-quality seaweed for food over the last six months.  
Wick company on the look out for harvesters to pick a local delicacyThumbnail for article : Wick company on the look out for harvesters to pick a local delicacy
A Wick-based firm aims to expand production this autumn by recruiting casual workers to gather a forgotten food from the wild coasts of Caithness.   New Wave Foods has been sustainably harvesting high-quality seaweed for food over the last six months.  
Dunnet Bay Distillery launches its third Seasonal Rock Rose Gin: The Autumn EditionThumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillery launches its third Seasonal Rock Rose Gin: The Autumn Edition
On 7th October, Dunnet Bay Distillery, the UK's most northerly mainland distillery will launch its third seasonal release.   As with each limited edition in the range, the Autumn Edition features the same base botanicals as the multi award-winning Rock Rose Gin but with some seasonal variations.  
Wave of optimism for Wick seaweed firmThumbnail for article : Wave of optimism for Wick seaweed firm
The first batches of seaweed have been harvested and processed by a new food and drink business in Wick.   New Wave Foods has invested £240,000 at its newly fitted out premises on the Wick Industrial Estate with support of £60,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Crowned The Best Single Malt In The WorldThumbnail for article : Crowned The Best Single Malt In The World
The extraordinary achievement was announced at Whisky Magazine's prestigious World Whiskies Awards, hosted at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.   Only the world’s most exceptional whiskies were nominated, and with a record number of entries this year leading to tough competition, we have even greater cause to celebrate this accolade! We released our peated 1989 Vintage in September 2015 as the embodiment of Pulteney Distillery’s renowned craftsmanship.  
Discover Holy Grass Vodka - A wonder from the wildernessThumbnail for article : Discover Holy Grass Vodka - A wonder from the wilderness
Hand-crafted in the far North of Scotland, Holy Grass Vodka, is the latest release from the multi-award winning Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness.  It features the unusual botanical Holy Grass (or Anthoxanthum nitens ), once discovered on the banks of the nearby Thurso River by Robert Dick.  
New sustainable seaweed company looks to make waves in CaithnessThumbnail for article : New sustainable seaweed company looks to make waves in Caithness
A new food company aims to make good use of a resource that Caithness has in abundance - seaweed.   New Wave Foods has ambitions to become Scotlands leading processor of edible seaweed.  
Celebrations as Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Winners Announced
New Business Award 2015 Winner: Dunnet Bay Distillers Seventeen businesses across the Highlands, islands and Cairngorms National Park area are celebrating wins from the area's most prestigious food and drink awards.   The awards recognise excellence across a range of businesses from artisan producers and large-scale food exporters to restaurants and farm shops.  
Duke of Rothesay Tours Dunnet Bay DistilleryThumbnail for article : Duke of Rothesay Tours Dunnet Bay Distillery
Today, Friday 31st July 2015, The Duke of Rothesay took a tour of Dunnet Bay Distillery, the thriving Caithness distillery, where husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, handcraft Rock Rose Gin.   This acclaimed gin features botanicals that are hand foraged from local cliffs and forests to create a gin with a unique and award-winning flavour profile.  
Finalists announced for a record-breaking Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards
Thirty-eight businesses across the Highlands, islands and Cairngorms National Park area have been shortlisted for the area's most prestigious food and drink awards.   Finalists ranged from new businesses to established producers; family-run restaurants to Michelin-starred establishments and demonstrated the strength and diversity of food and drink businesses across the region.  
ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORMThumbnail for article : ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORM
Rock Rose Gin, a Scottish craft gin that hails from the most Northerly distillery in mainland Britain, is making waves in the drinks industry, gaining a plethora of awards in the UK and beyond.   The gin, which is hand-distilled at the Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness, features botanicals that are hand foraged from local cliffs and forests to create a gin with a unique flavour profile.  
Old Pulteney Launches new Mission for CharityThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney Launches new Mission for Charity
'Angel's Share' of Maritime Malt will help Seafarers in Need.   Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a new partnership to raise vital funds for the global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, the organisation that cares for the world's 1.5 million men and women who face danger each day while working at sea.