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Highland Park Distillery

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Address: Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1856 874619

Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"

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Good tours and great tastings

The tour of the distillery is on par with most others. You get to see the entire process however the walk through of each of the stages is more restricted than some of the larger... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel H
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the distillery is on par with most others. You get to see the entire process however the walk through of each of the stages is more restricted than some of the larger distillery tours. (you can only go a short ways into the distillation area for example). The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and helpful with your... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highland Park makes a superb single malt scotch, and I stop by each time I'm in Kirkwall. My guide, Kinlay, with Orkney Uncovered, brought me here the first time, and I try to return each time in Kirkwall for the gift bottles to bring back for friends.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love Whisky this is a "must do"!! Not to be missed if you are going to the Orkneys. I was out of season and I had a tasting all to myself which was a real treat and so glad that I could be accommodated. Thank you to Highland Park for satisfying one of my "must do" life items.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this distillery. We went early in the day and our tour group was very small which was outstanding. We had an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide and kept thinking about how much more interesting the experience was than we had expected. We enjoyed the tasting, the tour and ended up purchasing a few items... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I did the Magnus Eunson tour, and had a wonderful experience which included tasting a 46 year old whisky right out of the cask. Beautiful distillery in a great location!

Thank MichaelB_TA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love whiskey! This place was so good! I had the tour which allowed me to have a taste of what was on offer afterwards! We had 3 samples, the 12 year old, the leif Ericsson and the dark origins! They were all excellent! Also got to keep the whiskey glasses afterwards. Very reasonable admission and gift shop prices. It... More 

Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant tour with Jim. He was very knowledgeable and humourous. We got to see a lot of things that other distilleries don't offer. We then did a tasting with Mark and he went over and above to make us feel welcome. We spent a small fortune in the shop but more than worth it. We will be back... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Did the 14:00 tour today. James was our tour guide. He was very informative and answered all questions that people asked. Only 7 on the tour which was good. Ended up back for a tasting session. Tasted three different single malts. All were excellent and the tour was great value. We got to keep the three nosing glasses we used.... More 

Thank james46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The tour is worth every penny! I paid £20 which was a one hour tour of the distillery plus 3 whisky tasters and you even get to keep the 3 whisky glasses. As my husband was driving, the staff kindly packaged up his tasters and he enjoyed when we returned home. The tour is completely fascinating and really informative. Our... More 

Thank loubanks82
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Booked for the £20 tour as wanted the whisky tasting to be informative and to feel we could come away having learnt something about how to look, smell & taste the various drams. We were taken on the tour by a guide who was very knowledgable and enthusiastic which lasts about an hour. Many stages of the process but all... More 

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