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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
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Description: Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"

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Super tour of the distillery. The guide explained everything very well & with a wee dram at the end of the tour . A must for visitors to the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Super tour of the distillery. The guide explained everything very well & with a wee dram at the end of the tour . A must for visitors to the area.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Orkney.It was lovely to have a guide who had an obvious passion for the Distillery.Martin was very friendly and informative especially with the tasting session afterwards.We left very happy with two bottles of the 12 year old for friends, and one of the Leif Eriksson which is dwindling rapidly! would... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I took a friend from south on the tour around Highland Park and had no idea how interesting it was going to be. Interesting tour and tasting was great too. Would recommend it.

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Kingston, NJ USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This distillery has a lot of history. Our tour guide was very passionate about the distillery and the resulting product - the scotch - which made the tour very enjoyable. I love seeing how things are made and this tour did not disappoint. The tasting at the end was good too (we upgraded our tour to have 3 tastings and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Excellent tour, starting with a film, then stage by stage through the whisky-making process. Do smell the barley in the mash house to see the effect the smoking has!. Really clear information from our tour guide, Martin. Finished with an informed tasting (what a difference a drop of water makes!), and a glass to take home. Not bad for £6.50... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

worth an hour of your time to visit. last tour is at 4pm though so plan accordingly. very friendly staff. unfortunately they don't botyle the wiskey here so don't expect to see that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stunning place to visit with extremely friendly staff. Worth booking ahead it is so popular to avoid disappointment.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Highland Park distillery offer a series of visits from a standard tour with a dram to taste at the end to a connoisseurs tour with tasting of a flight of different whiskies. Each of the tours take you round the whole production process although some parts can be closed and inaccessible at certain times of the year mostly in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We enjoyed a very comprehensive tour, thanks to Jim, our guide. He was personable and knowledgeable, and treated us to an excellent tour of this venerable facility. My wife and I opted for the "Best Spirit Tour", which is the next step above the standard tour. This entitles you to try 3 different whiskies, which allows for a proper tasting.... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Despite knowing the process of making Whisky I still thoroughly enjoyed this distillery tour. Our guide Martin was excellent and clearly understood and had a passion for his subject. We had a tasting at the end of the tour and again Martin really showed his expert knowledge of highland park. It was a nice touch to be given the tasting... More 

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