The Caithness Shopping Guide

Find our latest pick of local Caithness foods and their suppliers and stockists for gifts or presents, hampers and self-indulgent treats.

Discover some favourite products found in Caithness and beyond, including shortbread, whisky, chocolates, smoked foods, jams and chutneys.

Reids of Caithness shortbread, Thurso: family-run business making shortbread using handcrafted methods.
Available in flavours including: all butter (plain), raspberry & white chocolate, chocolate chip, vanilla & walnut, banoffee, stem ginger, Famous Grouse whisky and Famous Grouse Cranachan.
Where to buy: Reids Bakery, 3 High Street, Thurso
Also found at stockists including: JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * The Castle of Mey near Thurso * KeyStore, Bridge Street, Wick * Amazon UK

Caithness biscuits, Halkirk: making fine, artisan biscuits and traditional Scottish products on the north coast.
Range includes: all butter shortbread, wee shortbread, toffee chip shortbread, chocolate chip shortbread, mince pies.
Found at stockists including: * JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * KeyStore, Bridge Street, Wick * The Sea Larder, Rotterdam Street, Thurso * Tesco Superstore, North Road, Wick (subject to availability) 

Mrs Bayerstock's Shortbread: handmade shortbread from Caithness.
Range includes: all butter shortbread, Wolfburn whisky shortbread, orange and cinnamon shortbread, Christmas cake
Found at stockists including: * Eye Candy, High Street, Thurso * North Coast Emporium, John O'Groats

Wolfburn whisky, Thurso: the most northern distillery on mainland Scotland.
Range includes: Northland, Aurora, Morven, Langskip, Kylver Series and small batch releases.
Where to buy: The shop at Wolfburn Distillery, Henderson Park, Thurso
Also found at stockists including: Bin Ends (with branches in Wick and Thurso, Caithness) JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso 
Note: Wolfburn distillery has a stockist locator on its website to search for Wolburn suppliers internationally.

Old Pulteney whisky, Wick:
a maritime malt, on the most northern shores of Scotland.
Range includes: 12 years single malt scotch whisky, Huddart, 15 years old single malt scotch whisky, 18 years old single malt scotch whisky, 25 year old single malt scotch whisky as well as other editions including vintage and traveller’s exclusive as well as the whisky liqueur, Stroma.
Where to buy: Old Pulteney Distillery, Huddart Street, Wick
Also found at stockists including: Bin Ends (with branches in Wick and Thurso, Caithness) * JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * Old Pulteney online shop * Master of Malt (online) * Whisky World (online) * Drinks & Co UK (online).

Rockrose Gin, Dunnet: multi-award winning premium hand-crafted gin.
Editions include: Scottish Botanicals, Navy Strength, Pink Grapefruit, Spring Edition, Summer Edition, Autumn Edition, Winter Edition as well as other limited editions and Holy Grass Vodka.
Where to buy: Dunnet Bay Distillers online shop and distillery shop, based in Dunnet
Also found at stockists including: Bin Ends (with branches in Wick and Thurso, Caithness)JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso 

Caithness Chocolate, Wick: luxury artisan chocolates handmade in Wick near John O'Groats
Range includes: artisan chocolates (
Rock Rose Gin Caramel, Rock Rose Pink Grapefuit Gin, Holy Grass Vodka Espresso Martini, Isle of Skye Sea Salt Caramel, Wolfburn Aurora Whisky, Cardamom Caramel, Dark Matter Rum and Raisin, Rhubarb and Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Crowdie and Caithness honey, Ginger, Caramelised Hazelnut Praline, Toffee Apple) and chocolate covered dates, cinder toffee and coffee beans as well as chocolate shapes, drops and bars
Where to buy: online shop at Caithness Chocolate
Also found at stockists including: JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * Dunnet Bay Distillery (for gin chocolates) * the reception at the Nethercliffe Hotel, Wick

Caithness Smokehouse, Barrock: award-winning cottage industry committed to producing gourmet quality, locally sourced produce.
Range includes: smoked salmon, kiln roasted smoked salmon, smoked haddock, smoked mussels, kiln roasted trout fillets, smoked scallops, smoked butter, smoked orkney mature cheddar and kiln roasted duck breast.
Where to buy: online shop at Caithness Smokehouse
Also found at stockists including: JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso * North Coast Emporium, John O’Groats (subject to availability)

Caithness Summer Fruits, Halkirk: growing fresh fruits and preserving jams since 1992.
Range includes: raspberry jam, strawberry jam, strawberry and gooseberry jam, raspberry and redcurrant jam, blackcurrant jam, loganberry jam, apricot jam, rhubarb and ginger jam, blackberry and pear jam, three fruit marmalade, grapefruit marmalade, Seville orange marmalade, Old Pulteney whisky marmalade, Rockrose gin marmalade, Wolfburn whisky marmalade, Rockrose plum cheese, lemon curd, plum and cardamom jelly, plum chutney, apple chutney, tomato chutney, apple and tomato chutney, cranberry chutney, pear chutney, beetroot chutney, rhubarb and date chutney as well as cakes and fresh fruits.
Where to buy: Wick farmers market (every Saturday in Wick market square) * JA Mackay, Traill Street, Thurso
Also found at stockists including: North Coast Emporium, John O’Groats * The Home Bakery, Francis Street, Wick * The Sea Larder, Rotterdam Street, Thurso * The Pulteney Centre, Wick * 

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