Our Team. Our Business. Our Community.
About North Point Distillery.
We create small batches of authentic Scottish spirits and we distil them in the most interesting way. After using the very finest and sustainably sourced sugarcane and molasses from the Caribbean, we use local whisky casks from the Scottish Highlands to mature and finish our spirit.
We are proud of what we have created so far and how far we’d still like to go. Just like the pilots, we are prepared to go to the ends of the world to help our community and our business be the best they can be.
We believe in the beautiful far north of Scotland. We believe in our products. And we believe in providing our customers with the highest quality, locally-distilled spirits we can create.
Struan Mackie | Co-Founder
Struan is a North Coast native that brings a passion for spirits and a wealth of knowledge and experience in the spirits industry to North Point. When he is not in the distillery you can usually find him playing golf (badly) or watching his beloved Chicago Cubs! #GoCubbies
Alex MacDonald | Co-Founder
Alex is an experienced Sales Director in high growth Tech Startups in the UK and North America. A Canadian with a passion for all things Rum and Scotch Whisky, Alex can always be found taste testing and dreaming of new brand concepts.
Laura MacKenzie | Head of Marketing
With over 10 years’ experience in the spirits industry, Laura has been a valued part of our founding team. A toasted pancake enthusiast who loves dancing and all things Father Ted. Laura classes market research as drinking cocktails with her friends who, coincidentally, have all kindly offered to be our taste testers…
Community is everything to us. Coming from the very north of Scotland where everyone knows everyone, and the local people try to help each other out, it couldn’t be more fitting that our brand also focuses on community.
Our distillery is based in Forss (between Thurso and Reay, in West Caithness). It’s a beautiful part of the world, with rugged hills, wild seas, and centuries of fishermen, pilots and crofters. In fact, that’s what inspired our Pilot Rum (read the story of the North Pilots) and we want to honour the history, heritage and world-renowned distilling practices of the Scottish Highlands.
Visit our distillery (soon)
Caithness is full of wonders - and we’d love for you to see for yourself. From Summer 2021, we are opening the doors to our distillery so you can sample our spirits and watch the waves dance from our window. You’ll also see endless skies, open spaces, rugged cliff points, and a 12th-century chapel, called St Mary’s.
We look forward to welcoming you to the North Point Distillery - the home of small-batch, sustainable spirits.