Highland Park Distillery

Highland Park Distillery
Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW15 1SU
  • Telephone 01856 874619
  • Opening times May–Aug: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Oct–Mar: Mon–Fri 1–5pm. Closed Sat–Sun. Apr & Sep: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm. Closed Sat–Sun.
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  • Website www.highlandpark.co.uk

Founded in 1798, this distillery is named not after the Highlands (of which Orkney has very few) but due to being built on Orkney Mainland’s 'High Park'. Now owned by the Edrington group, which also includes the Macallan and Famous Grouse, Scotland's northernmost whisky distillery still malts its own barley – or at least some of it – with local peat adding smoke to the range of single malts. Core expressions include 12 (the youngest they produce), 15, 18, 25, 30 and 40 year olds. Specials and limited editions include the Earl Magnus Editions, Ambassador Casks and one-off bottlings. The distillery has a visitors' centre and enlightening tours are available throughout the day.

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