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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

Home of "The Best Spirit in the World"

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Magnus Eunson Tasting Tour

The Highland Park distillery is a fascinating place to see, with a traditional malting floor still in operation, and the guides taking you through each step in the production of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Highland Park distillery is a fascinating place to see, with a traditional malting floor still in operation, and the guides taking you through each step in the production of this distinctive whiskey. The Magnus Eunson Tour ends with a tasting of seven distinctive expressions. Ours was led by a guide who knew the product and its character and took... More 

Thank Drew and Maria ... N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. The guide made it both interesting and fun. The nose and tasting at the end was an eye opener and made you appreciate the many flavours in this wonderful dram.

Thank Mannzer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmospheric architecture and a very informative tour by staff who are clearly enthusiastic about the whisky making process and very knowledgable about their product. Tasting are available after the tour. Tastings are also offered without the tour. The shop is well stocked with offers just as competitive as local stores and even supermarket offers on the popular 12 year old... More 

Thank Michelle M
Soderkoping, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highland park is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, producing a very delicate whisky. The distillery is situated on Orkney 2.5 h boat trip from Scrabster on the north of scottish mainland. The distillery is very picturesque, beautiful buildings. They offer a variety of tours and tastings with knowledgeable guides. Very affordable, while on Orkney, there are many really... More 

Thank 250swede
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rather enjoyable visit on a blustery wet day. We opted for the £10 tour, which included a introductory video, guided tour of the whisky production process, two tasting plus a tasting glass to keep. What not to like? IIRC, the minimum age was eight for the tour. We were thus surprised when the guide allowed our 6 year old... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids go free. Took two teenagers who enjoyed this visit. Interesting tour and worth thr money. Not a whisky drinker but tour good and even tried whisky which was interesting . Give it a go. Just get basic tour more as its same tour for all and expensive just gets you extra to drink on tour. Go for basic and... More 

Thank janelassey
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 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 

Thank Craig H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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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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