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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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a must for whiskey lovers

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

What a very dissapointing tour. We have been to over 50 distilleries and this was the worst ever. We got the idea the guy wanted to end his working day as soon as possible. The nosing and tasting should be the most exciting event of the tour. For us it was the most dissapointinh experience ever. They didn't took the... More 

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Pat R, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Dear Robert I was very disappointed to hear that you thought your tour was the worst tour ever. I cannot comment on the attitude of the guide that day but our Best Spirit tour has been one of the most popular for the last three years. We have had various different expressions on this tour and at the moment it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We came all the way to Highland Park. Lovely whisky. High expectations! But what a disapointing visit we get... Quick tour with a non inspiring guide. 3 drams in the shop, what a shame! The glasses where hardly filled, very disapointing. Having a 20 pound dram in a shop with children around and no seats, very disapointing. What a shame... More 

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