The original Gerston Distillery had been built around half a mile south of Gerston II, right on the banks of the River Thurso which likely powered the machinery due to its swift flow. The distillery water came from the Calder Burn channelled in from Loch Calder to the west and which is said to have given the whisky its reputation. The new distillery secured the right to this water and a tunnel aqueduct was built from the burn to supply the Mill Lade that ran directly past the north distillery walls, the main burn running past its south.
|Gerston I retaining wall|
|Gerston I Distillery site|
|Gerston II (from www.thisishalkirk.co.uk/about/whisky.htm)|
|Gerston slope for gravity power|
|Last building remaining from Gerston II|
|Foundations and location of warehouses beyond|