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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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Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"

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Great tour!

Highland Park was one of the main reason we came to Orkney and let me tell you we weren't disappointed. Our tour guide Lee was great, very informative. Our whiskey tasting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Highland Park was one of the main reason we came to Orkney and let me tell you we weren't disappointed. Our tour guide Lee was great, very informative. Our whiskey tasting experience was really good, definitely worth the extra money, we both let very happy indeed :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited many distilleries on our 2 week trip to Scotland, and Highland Park was a standout experience. We did the Magnus Eunson tour and felt like royalty throughout our entire visit. Our senior tour guide, James, was an absolute delight to spend the afternoon with. His knowledge and passion of all things Highland Park and his willingness to share... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Great learning experience with very qualified and intelligent guide. Just don't take a pic in the distillery part as you will blow up from the latent alcohol. At least that's what they say. Best part was the 50 year old Highland Single Malt behind glass with a $12,000 pound price tag!!!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Highland Park is one of the most world famous and well respected single malt whiskies ... and a favourite of mine; hence their distillery tour was a must see during my first visit to Orkney. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment! They like to keep the groups small and it can get very busy during the Summer months. After... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We were staying a couple of hundred yards from the distillery and took a tour. It was interesting and well done. We sampled scotch at the end. It is a fun activity. I bought some Highland Park at home cheaper than it was in Scotland. Go figure!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If I were only commenting on the tour then it would be a 4 star review, however, when combined with the tasting I feel that the overall experience is somewhat less good. So, for the tour, I think you get a pretty good experience. Unlike most distilleries, Highland Park carry out some of their own malting, so getting to see... More 

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Buckie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have to cut that short. Otherwise i write a novel ;) First of all, the distillery as such is beautiful. I love the old buildings. But they still go with the time and the visitor area/ shop ist very tasteful furnished. In the shop you find a nice mix between the actual whisky and merchandise. The wonderful logo is... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Excellent tour of fascinating distillery with real floor malting. Nice touch to get a free glass to tale home. I thought the basic tour and taste good value, not so convinced by the next one up though. Knowledgeable and approachable staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Its no wonder Highland Park produces some of the best single malts in the world. The tour guides are experts at taking visitors through the entire distilling process. The Distillery reeks of history and their methods have remained the same, the result is what has been described as "The greatest all round malt whiskey in the world" I highly recommend... More 

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Mandal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Excellent whiskey! This is one for the oldest whiskey factories in the world. It started some time in the 1700 century with a bloke who did in legal distillation doing daytime and in the night he did smuggling. After some time he vents in partnership with a tax collector ant the whole thing went legal after that. However, the whiskey... More 

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