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Highland Park Distillery

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Address: Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
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+44 1856 874619
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Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"

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A wonderful place and a fine dram.

A great tour with friendly guides in one of the most beautiful places. Been several times and the tour walks through the entire process. Ultimately worth going just for the shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Craig H
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great tour with friendly guides in one of the most beautiful places. Been several times and the tour walks through the entire process. Ultimately worth going just for the shop, they sell some excellent products as well as one of the finest whiskies in the world. You can get a taster of several whiskies as part of the tour,... More 

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Thank Craig H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very accommodating visitor attraction, the staff were extremely knowledgable on the history and the process throughout the whole tour. Would like to say thank you to James for making the tour interesting and educational, the visitor centre where you get to carry out your tasting session is very elequently decorated. The only suggestion we would like to make is that... More 

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Pat R, Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review of your visit and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience. We do have a facility whereby we can offer tea or coffee to a non driver. You just had to ask as James may not have thought about this at the time. It is no trouble to do this. So I am sorry... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very enjoyable tour of the distillery very informative tour guide the different types to try was taste tingling my wife and I enjoyed it immensley

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fabuloushols
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place to visit. We did the 'spirit' tour and it was fabulous. Thank you Mark for such an interesting, informative and engaging tour. The whisky wasn't a either.......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very well organized tour around most of the workings of the distillery and can take photos, the tasting at the end was popular, but if you are driving you can't taste :-(

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Thank Mary C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great tour and learnt a lot about the production of whisky. The tasting at the end was wonderful. The guides knowledge was superb.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went with my Dad (both of us Whisky fans) to visit the distillery as part of a tour of the highlands. We have been to quite a few distilleries, however the experience at Highland Park was the best of any we have visited. We paid a little extra to go on the Connoisseur whisky tour, and were fortunate enough to... More 

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Thank westcott10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

You carnt miss the whisky in the air,visitor centre a must see and a nice stroll arounhvery tidy well kept

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The tour of the distillery is on par with most others. You get to see the entire process however the walk through of each of the stages is more restricted than some of the larger distillery tours. (you can only go a short ways into the distillation area for example). The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and helpful with your... More 

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Thank Daniel H
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Highland Park makes a superb single malt scotch, and I stop by each time I'm in Kirkwall. My guide, Kinlay, with Orkney Uncovered, brought me here the first time, and I try to return each time in Kirkwall for the gift bottles to bring back for friends.

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