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Scapa Distillery

| St. Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SE, Scotland
+44 1856 873269
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RACIST!!!

I visited here with a Scotish friend. A yound guy working here did no answer any question from me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
T617
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Tokyo, Japan
Small and friendly

Very knowledgeable staff, a small distillery so a short tour, but very comprehensive. Two levels of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Mara T
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Explore the legendary Scapa Distillery. Situated on the shore of Scapa Flow, one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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| St. Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here with a Scotish friend. A yound guy working here did no answer any question from me. He only answered question from my friend. Asian people MUST NOT visit Scapa distillery. Or be racially abused by them.More

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Scapa D, Deputy Supervisor at Scapa Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent visit to Scapa Distillery. I was very disappointed to read of your experience during your visit. I can assure you that we take a zero-tolerance approach towards...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Very knowledgeable staff, a small distillery so a short tour, but very comprehensive. Two levels of tour available depending on how many whiskies you want to taste. Recommend the £20 one, as you get four different ages if Scapa to taste.

Thank Mara T
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Scapa is a great little distillery to visit. The people were very friendly and helpful. The tour we had was just the 2 of us and Shirley our guide was very knowledgeable allot the distillery. After the tour we had a taste of ive of...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I came in winter and there weren't many visitors. Got a private tour in the end as I was the only participant. Very friendly and interesting conversation. Worth a visit not only for whisky fans.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the tour of the distillery today and were so impressed by the whole experience. The tour guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour itself was great value for money and the tasting afterwards was a lovely way to finish. This distillery...More

Thank keatk87
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Scapa D, Manager at Scapa Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The tour was well conducted with a tasting at the end. Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Scapa Distillery is still a little new to offering tours, but they are trying very hard to be as streamlined as other distilleries that have been offering this a lot longer. The front office is a little sparse and not setup for larger tours....More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Took a cycle here one day and glad I did a bit out the way but well worth the visit. Great little distillery and fantastic whisky.

Thank Gordon H
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Staying in Kirkwall for a few days, thought I would visit Scapa Distillery. Really pleased I did, great to see how the slightly different techniques in the distilling process give them their unique single malt taste. The guide (from NZ) we had was very knowledgeable,...More

Thank Geraint D
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We took a tour at Scapa Distillery and loved it! Being the only two persons on the tour we had all the time in the world to ask questions and take a look at the different processes. Afterwards we got to try some of the...More

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Glenys R
27 April 2018|
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Response from Scapa D | Property representative |
Hi Glenys, the pier where the cruise ships dock is quite a distance from Scapa Distillery, so I would recommend taking either the bus or taxi to get out here. There will be busses and taxis available to catch at the pier. If... More
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Eva P
24 March 2016|
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Response from Scapa D | Property representative |
Hi Eva, The Distillery is around 3 miles from the harbour. You can either walk, which takes between 30 - 40 minutes or you could take a taxi which would cost roughly £5.00. I have detailed below the tours we offer. Many... More
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