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Highland Park Distillery

Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
+44 1856 874619
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Great Whisky, Poor Service

After visiting several distillerys on a recent tour of Scotland, and seeing the passion that people... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Riverview, Canada
Great distillery

Great tour full of wonderful sights and smells..guide was very informative and you get two drams... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve D
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Holm Rd | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1SU, Kirkwall, Scotland
+44 1856 874619
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Reviewed yesterday

After visiting several distillerys on a recent tour of Scotland, and seeing the passion that people had for thier product, I was sincerely dissapointed with the lack of service here. We were not greated at all, and had to track someone down to ask any...More

Thank Luvsalaugh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour full of wonderful sights and smells..guide was very informative and you get two drams and free glass at the end! It does not have a cafe so anyone not taking the tour can go to the local hotel down the road which i...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....More

Thank Drew and Maria ... N
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank 250swede
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

Thank janelassey
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...More

Thank Craig H
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...More

Thank JPIN16
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...More

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30 April 2017|
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Response from Pat R | Property representative |
The cost per adult on a basic tour is £10
We are coming to Kirkwall on the MSC SPlendida on the 29th of this month and would like to visit your distillery. Do you arrange pick ups or how would we be able to get to you or book a tour. Thank you. Kind Regards Linda Hart
9 July 2016|
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We (party of four) are arriving on a Princess Cruise Wed June 8, how do we arrange a tour and what is the cost?
1 November 2015|
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