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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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Once in a lifetime experience!!

I made the long trek from the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean all the way to Orkney for a distillery tour at Highland Park with some work colleagues. What a treat! Our tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I made the long trek from the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean all the way to Orkney for a distillery tour at Highland Park with some work colleagues. What a treat! Our tour guide Martin was absolutely unforgettable. He was so charismatic and funny and I don't think our experience would have been the same without him. Patricia guided us... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The tours are every hour on e hour from 10 am to 4 pm. We visited to do a tour, but they were fully booked all afternoon since they had a large tour bus coming in shortly. My husband was very disappointed since Highland Park is one of his favorite single malt whiskies. After talking to one of the cashiers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We arrived at Highland Park after an extremely cold walk up from Kirkwall in the wind and rain, and were greeted with a true "highland welcome". The tour from a senior guide was informative and entertaining, and he was more than happy to field questions from the group. The introductory film was, surprisingly, genuinely interesting and engaging, and the whisky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Simply breathtaking! Lovely tour around and the little tastes of whisky is just divine. It's simply amazing that you can get a tour where you can go right through the building and see exactly what they do and also how it all works.

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good visit, good guide, can see all the process and even take pictures which can be quite rare in this type of visit and even try some nice whiskies after that.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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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