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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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fantastic tour, great whisky

it was down season so the tour was reduced - fantastic! the tour was good even without whisky being produced on site at the time and the tasting was relaxed and informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Highland Park is an outstanding malt whiskey, and although £20.50 full tour looked expensive, it was a must-do on a visit to Orkney. I was told I would get a £2 refund on a purchase of a full bottle. The guide was enthusiastic, and took the group around the facility. Uniquely, he insisted on no photographs of the copper stills... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

it was down season so the tour was reduced - fantastic! the tour was good even without whisky being produced on site at the time and the tasting was relaxed and informative. lovely tour, lovely people,lovely whisky

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

As a highland park whiskey fan, I have always wanted to visit the distillery on Orkney. We were not disappointed on our visit, we were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff in the visitor centre. Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining the best part came at the end with a tasting session. the tour takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the masterclass was book 75£ each, we were 17 also taking the tour in the destillery The Tour and masterclass was worth every £ Præsentation of whiskys and the atmosphere was magnificient

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British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A great little distillery that still has malting floors and kilns. They also still store and age all their whisky in their own onsite warehouses. The process is obviously the same as any other distillery but it's interesting to see their approach. It was particularly interesting to get to smell the insides of the two types of oak barrels and... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very interesting to see the process of whisky making. A very good tour from Erin who gave us all the information we needed and managed to answer the questions of those who wanted more detail. Preferred the smell of the whisky to its taste!

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a wonderful tour of this very interesting, original and authentic distillery. If you have visited distilleries on the mainland - the 'bigger' ones - you will notice a difference here. They stick to the tried and tested methods of old. Excellent guide; he was so interesting and gave wee snippets of the 'extra stories' which make a truly wonderful... More 

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legoland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It's been really interesting visiting the distillery. We had a tour that explained the many steps toward a good whisky. There's a nice shop very elegant and a theather room that will run a documentary very exaustive.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Was very nice to take a tour and smell the whisky making steps. Barley, yeast, sweet honey heather peat. Gave another dimension to the dram of whisky at the end of the tour. Well worth the walk we took to get there.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I liked seeing the actual Peat furnaces and the chalkboard where staff listed the change over times.

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Address: Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1856 874619
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall

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