Highland Park

Overview

Highland Park distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery based in Kirkwall, Orkney. It is the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, half a mile farther north than that at Scapa distillery.

Highland Park has performed well at international spirit ratings competitions. Its 25-year single malt scotch, for example, received double gold medals at the 2007 and 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SU, UK
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre, but booking recommended
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1856 874619
Email" Email: tours[at]highlandparkwhisky.com
Web" Web: https://www.highlandparkwhisky.com/
Twitter" Twitter: Highland Park Whisky (@HighlandPark)

Facts and figures

LocationHighland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SU, UK
Founded1798
FounderMagnus Eunson
OwnerEdrington Group
Stills2 wash stills 2 spirit stills
Capacity2,500,000 litres per year

Tours

Highland Park is open throughout the year for tours. Due to the remoteness of Orkeny, booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. There are several tours available:

  • The £10 Viking Soul Tour includes a tour of the distillery, finishing with a tasting of two drams of Highland Park and lasts approximately 1 hour:
    • Every hour, on the hour, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday and from 12noon to 4pm on Sundays (May to September)
    • Every hour, on the hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (April)
    • 2.00pm and 3.00pm only, Monday to Friday (October to March)
  • The £10 Viking Heroes Tour includes a tour of the distillery, finishing with a tasting of three drams of Highland Park and lasts approximately 1 1/4 hours:
    • Every hour, on the hour, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday and from 12noon to 4pm on Sundays (May to September)
    • Every hour, on the hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (April)
    • 2.00pm and 3.00pm only, Monday to Friday (October to March)
  • The £75 Magnus Eunson Tour is an expertly tutored nosing and tasting of seven whiksies from the Highland Park rangeincluding the 25, 30 and 40 Year Old single malts:
    • 2.30pm Monday to Saturday (May to September)
    • 2.00pm Monday to Friday (October to April)
    This tour is must be booked in advance.

Information correct as of 23/07/2017
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Highland Park distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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