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Highland Park Distillery

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Favorite whisky and tour

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonnie2403
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
Nice visit

This is my second time to the distillery. One of the few distilleries still keeps malting on-site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
707maxw
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Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Average3%
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About
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Was a great tour. Our guide Ross was brilliant and could answer all the questions. The free tasters were beautiful and I would recommend a trip here to anyone. It is not expensive and is the best place to hide when it is raining.

3  Thank Lil-Jo-Smith
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 October 2014

As a group of whiskyfriends we came a long way from The Netherlands to visit the distillery of one of our favourite whisky's, Highland Park. We talked to the senior guide at the visitors center and asked him for the possibilites to do some special....More

8  Thank Marten v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sonnie2403
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 1 week ago 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!

Thank 707maxw
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank AdelaideChez
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank chazchastain
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Siborging
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank RMPG1111
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Terry M
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank jcovecbns
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 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

Thank KentScotch
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018

it's hard to rate a place when you can't see it without a reservation so i''ll give it 4 stars. the buildings are really pretty. we paid a legit fee to get a free glass and one tasting and a 5 minute video. it was...More

Thank LisaandRobC
HP_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Park Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us here at Highland Park Distillery. I'm sorry you were unable to take a tour when you arrived but without knowing the exact circumstances I can only assume we were extremely busy that day. We recommend booking during the...More

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beachvacationsareus
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Response from Pat R | Property representative |
The cost per adult on a basic tour is £10
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