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Highland Park Distillery

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Nice tour and great whisky!

In May 2017 we visited this distillery and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and their history of Whisky... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol F
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Evansville, Indiana
Favorite whisky and tour

Highland Park whisky has been my husbands favorite ever since we visited the distillery 14 years... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Sonnie2403
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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Home of our award-winning single malt Scotch whisky, made in a traditional way by modern-day Vikings. Explore the stories behind our 18th century distillery in Kirkwall, founded by Magnus Eunson - a direct descendant of the Vikings who first made...more
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Highland Park Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall KW15 1SU, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In May 2017 we visited this distillery and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and their history of Whisky making. The barley floor was particularly interesting. We decided that the Highland Park 12 is our favorite with its full peaty taste.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carol F
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your tour and found it interesting, and hope you continue to enjoy our award winning 12 year old!

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Highland Park whisky has been my husbands favorite ever since we visited the distillery 14 years ago. So we went in for a second visit. My husband did the Magnus Eunson tour and I could join him on the normal Viking Soul tour (I don't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sonnie2403
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for re-visiting us, after 14 years it was great to welcome you back! We're sorry the tour was slightly restricted but we have some important work going on behind the scenes to keep the whisky flowing!

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This is my second time to the distillery. One of the few distilleries still keeps malting on-site. Staffs always nice and very helpful. Learnt a lot about process from the operators and very valuable knowledge obtained. Special mention about Erik the production leader and James!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 707maxw
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, we'll share it with Erik and James ;)

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Our visit was spontaneous, and as a small group we were very lucky to get a tour and fully experience not only the great whiskies and history of their making, but the beautiful old court yard, buildings and environment composing Highland Park Distillery. Our guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AdelaideChez
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us, glad you enjoyed your trip and what a shame your luggage couldn't take any whisky home!

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Arranged by Kinlay Francis, Orkney Uncovered, the tour and tasting experience at Highland Park was extraordinary. The staff, especially Pat, gave us such insight into the entire process of producing such an exquisite single malt Scotch. But they actually have a broad wave of single...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chazchastain
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us and leaving such a great review. We'll be sure to pass the feedback on to Pat!

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

It’s ok if your on the tour but if you are the one left in the shop whilst your other half has the tour you have nothing to do for an hour plus. No cafe, no coffee or cake, hard seats and poor phone reception....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Siborging
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

We're sorry you didn't enjoy waiting while your partner had a tour of the distillery. We do offer a drivers kit for £4, this allows you to take part in the tour and take your taster drams away with you and this should have been...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Whether you are a whiskey lover or not, this tour is fantastic! It's like going back in time to a piece of Orkney's past. The buildings are gorgeous and well preserved. Seeing the malting building and malting floor was a treat, especially since we were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you so much for leaving such a great review. We love to receive positive feedback and it's useful to know that the driver's kit was a success and what aspects of the tour you enjoyed. We'll share this with James and Charlotte so they...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Highland Park is perhaps one of the best know Scotch available in Canada. Going from Glasgow to Orkney via a minivan along countless one track roads is not a holiday as much as a spiritual pilgrimage. Being somewhat of a pessimist I had rather low...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terry M
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and writing a great review, I'll make sure this is passed on to Kate. What better way to end a pilgrimage than with a Highland Park 18yo!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Great Tour of the distillery and samples. We were able to keep our class. Our tour guide knew his stuff and made the tour quite interesting. Highly recommend a visit to this distillery when in Kirkwall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jcovecbns
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us, glad you like your tasting glass!

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We visited the Highland Park distillery and found original buildings, set high above the town of Kirkwall. The staff were friendly and helpful. If you've done distillery tours you know the process of making whisky is roughly the same everywhere. However, Highland Park still malts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KentScotch
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write such a great review!

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