Thurso distillery to re-open after more than a century

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A consortium of private investors has submitted a planning application with Highland Council to re-open a distillery on the outskirts of Thurso.

The Wolfburn Distillery closed down 135 years ago, and the consortium want to develop a new facility at Thurso Business Park, close to the original site.

The John O Groat Journal quoted development manager, Stephen Light, as saying: “We are looking to make a high-quality malt that can sell on the international market. There are increasing numbers of markets around the world, especially in the Far East, where Scottish whisky is in huge demand.

The planned distillery would bring 10 much-needed new jobs to the area.

Light added: “The primary aim of the business is to become a successful whisky distillery, but we are also looking to make a significant investment in Thurso and the surrounding area by creating permanent jobs.”

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