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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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Great video.

The tour starts with a really professional video about the distillery and the process of making whisky. This is one of few distilleries that still malt their own barley, so if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The tour starts with a really professional video about the distillery and the process of making whisky. This is one of few distilleries that still malt their own barley, so if you want to see that process - it's worth the trip to Highland Park.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went to visit the distillery with my brother and his girlfriend, we booked a standard tour (£7.50 per person) and we were really impressed and itriguied by the lengthy process of how the whisky is made. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. And at the end, we got to taste the whisky! Great trip, recommended for all whisky lovers.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

fascinating look at how "the best spirit in the world" is made. a bonus dram at the end of the tour with interesting tasting notes.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited this distillery as part our northern tour, and booked the viking tour for the next day £50 each but for that you get the tour then into the tasting room which as a great whisky collection but also photos and awards, our guide James was very good and he described all the whiskys mainly from the Valaha collection,... More 

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

As the title say if you drink Whisky then a visit is a must Great tour and a wee Dram to finish off with

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Brit in Gulf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went off-season so not too busy for the distillery. My tour comprised around 15 of us and I was the only one to book the connoisseur tour so I was peeled off to the tasting room for a 1-to-1 tasting with the senior guide. Amanda was great, we chatted for some time, sniffing and tasting the 4 whisky glasses... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was the first distillery tour i have been on and i very much enjoyed it. I learnt alot on the tour and i enjoyed the tasting session afterwards.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We are a whisky association from the Netherlands. After visiting a lot distilleries we came to Highland Park today with great expectations. We had contact moths in advance to book a tour, but not more than only the standard one was available at that time. Today we tried to get a bit more and they were not willing to listen.... More 

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Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

As a group of whiskyfriends we came a long way from The Netherlands to visit the distillery of one of our favourite whisky's, Highland Park. We talked to the senior guide at the visitors center and asked him for the possibilites to do some special. Het made it VERY clear that there were at that moment only two standard tours... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Beautyfull dist. But very disappointing tour. 20 pounds for a quick tour and very poor drams at the end. Too commercial I guess.

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