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Wolfburn Scotch Whisky Distillery

Henderson Park, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7XW, Scotland
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Wolfburn Distillery General Information
Current Owners Wolfburn (Aurora Brewing)
Location Highlands
Water source The Wolf Burn
Stills 1 x wash stills and 1 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 130,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing
Wolfburn Distillery History
1821 William Smith founded a distillery on the outskirts of Thurso and named it Wolfburn
1826 Tax records show it being the largest distillery in Caithness with annual production of 125,000 litres.
1850-1860 The exact date of its closing is lost in time, with some records indicating that it may still have been producing whisky in the 1860s.
1872-1877 In 1872 the first Ordnance Survey map of the region was published and this showed the distillery to be in ruin, yet in 1877 when the next edition of the map was released the words ‘in ruins’ had been removed.  It may be that the distillery worked intermittently towards the end of its past life.
2012 Construction of new Distillery started a short walk downstream from the old site.
2013 Production of New Spirit began.

Wolfburn Distillery Comments
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Wolfburn Distillery Bottlings
The next generation of Wolfburn single malt whisky is expected to be ready to enjoy in 2016

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