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Highland Park Distillery

Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
44 1856 874619
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Ranked #5 of 11 activities in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Factory Tours
Description: Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"
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Northern Norway, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Extremely intersting. Nice guiding. Generour "samples". Very tradional. Nice nature. Beutifull buildings set in history. All in all: Very nice!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable tour, the guide was informative and amusing and we liked the wee dram at the end. A little out of town (Kirkwall) but essential, highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We did the Magnus Eunson tour and our guide James was very knowledgeable and extremely interesting. One of the best distillery tours we have had so far. In combination with some HP 21 and HP 25 tastings it was definitely a pleasure.

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

James will be thrilled with your review, thank you for making the effort to visit the distillery, it would be a pleasure to welcome you again soon. Take care. More

Glen Rock, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Highland Park Distillery tour was high on our list of things to do while we were in Kirkwall, and it did not disappoint. Since we were coming all the way from the States, we did not stint, and booked the Magnus Eunson tour. The Distillery treated us like Viking Royalty and gave us a very special guided tour, including... More

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

What a fabulous review! Great to have you at the distillery and really appreciate your support in writing this review. All the best and we hope to hear from you again soon. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

highland is my favorite i have been on the tours of highland park lots of times and i will be going here some time as i am going to orkney tomorrow to visit my auntie and every time i am in orkney i cant go home with out the best whisky in the world. and i love highland park and... More

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Great to have a loyal Highland Park enthusiast! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went to school for a couple of years in Kirkwall, although I never got to the distillery in those days. I've drunk a fair bit of Highland Park since though, as it's a favourite tipple. The tour party was my son, a middle-aged Japanese lady backpacker, and me. The tour guide made the whole thing interesting, and I was... More

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Great to have you back in Orkney, thanks for visiting the distillery! More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Highlands Park is the place. Our tour had 4 people and we stepped throught the entire process, from preparing the grain and manning the peat ovens to the brewing and distillilling process. It was a step back in time and if you like Scotch, a must see in my opinion. Very interesting and might even help convert the non-Scotch drinkers... More

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Hi Larry Thank you for the fabulous review involving the admiration of our traditional style at the distillery. It was great to have you and we hope to see you stopping by again soon. All the best. More

New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As others have stated generally, this is an enjoyable and informative tour, plus a dram at the end is always nice. However, I'll give special recognition to this tour (out of the 9-10 distillery tours I've done in Scotland) for (i) they allow you to take inside photos, except for inside the still house (you can take a picture from... More

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Hi John, great to see you appreciating the way we operate at Highland Park. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. Hope to see you again soon. All the best. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have to admit Highland Park is the only whisky I drink, so visiting here was like seeing an old friend. Worth a tour if you've not been to a distillery before.

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Kate B, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Always great to hear from a Highland Park fan, thank you for coming to distillery and taking the time to provide us with this excellent +review. All the best. More

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

i visited the distillary between visits to two other attractions. I was lucky as there was a tour about to start and there was free space. The tour itself was fine, although the group didnt ask many questions. I enjoyed a sip of whiskey at the end. The whiskey on sale is more expensive than you can find it in... More

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