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Highland Park Distillery

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Address: Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1856 874619

Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"

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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank 2godaytripper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.......

Thank fabuloushols
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 :-(

Thank Mary C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Pigsqueeza
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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

Thank Kevin M
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank Daniel H
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

Thank SteveS999
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you love Whisky this is a "must do"!! Not to be missed if you are going to the Orkneys. I was out of season and I had a tasting all to myself which was a real treat and so glad that I could be accommodated. Thank you to Highland Park for satisfying one of my "must do" life items.... More 

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

Hi Tess Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted when we get such great feedback. This is what we do on a day to day basis and it is nice to know that we are getting it right. Have a Happy Christmas and a great New Year. Best regards Patricia More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this distillery. We went early in the day and our tour group was very small which was outstanding. We had an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide and kept thinking about how much more interesting the experience was than we had expected. We enjoyed the tasting, the tour and ended up purchasing a few items... More 

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