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Highland Park Distillery

Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
+44 1856 874619
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Surprisingly different

Another distillery visit and tour. We thought! But this one is just that different. John the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tyconian
via mobile
NC500 2018 Last Stop

Visited the distillery today and we were really impressed by how beautifuly maintained the whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norma J
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Ecclesmachan, United Kingdom
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Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting room” (13 reviews)
“malting floor” (11 reviews)
“great tour” (30 reviews)
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Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
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+44 1856 874619
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"tasting room"
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"great tour"
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"entire process"
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"tasting session"
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"wee dram"
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"connoisseur tour"
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"basic tour"
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"scotch whisky"
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"single malt"
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"our tour guide"
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"whisky making process"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another distillery visit and tour. We thought! But this one is just that different. John the tour guide was very good. The thoughts behind the production of their whisky is a relief.

Thank Tyconian
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the distillery today and we were really impressed by how beautifuly maintained the whole place is . Our guide Charlie (lady)was fantastic , she had a vast knowledge of the distillery but was not boring with it . Worth visiting even for the non...More

2  Thank Norma J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highland Park offer a number of tasting experiences as well as a very good tour. They also offer a pickup / drop off from Kirkwall is is needed if you are going to drink 6-8 drams of whisky. I did the Viking Legends Experience was...More

2  Thank Brett W
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Had the privilege of a tutored tasting. Fantastic experience, learning how to nose and chew each selected example. I would never have believed how different each different expression of Highland Park could be. Indulge yourself - you know you want to!

1  Thank MrsJosephineJones
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve done the highland whiskey trail albeit a long time ago but this was a good visit and very informative and not overly pricey. The tasters we had were very good especially enjoyed the Valkeryie

Thank David M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We dropped by on a quiet afternoon and ended up being the only two in the tasting room. After showing a quick movie (apparently even on slow days, rules apply), our "guide" broke out the usual flight before being encouraged to go a little deeper...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

A fantastic tour of a great distillery. When we visited, only the two cheapest tours were available. They were interesting and informative. We enjoyed our tastings and were pleased to be given a glass each to take home. We intend to return and to book...More

Thank Backpacker_Bill
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Well I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, so we opted for the Magnus Eunson tour at £75 per head. We were not disappointed. After a sketchy start i.e. not getting the day we wanted, speaking to a member of staff with a terse telephone...More

Thank Keldie13
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

First, thank you to Highland Park for being so accommodative and fitting me in for a Vintage Tasting Tour on short notice over Easter Holiday. Second, the charm of this distillery is magnetic: there is something so romantic about their artisanal attention to producing a...More

Thank Compton000
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I had planned to visit Highland Park for a while booking well in advance. I found myself lucky as walk-ins were turned away due to refurbishment work. The tour and tasting were great. This is a distillery where you can see the whole process with...More

1  Thank journey4one
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beachvacationsareus
30 April 2017|
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Response from Pat R | Property representative |
The cost per adult on a basic tour is £10
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