Highland Park

Features

  • Tours Tours
  • Shop Shop
  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Tour details

Individuals

Tours run every day on the hour in the summer. Min age: 12.

For the enthusiast, the Connoisseur Tour, priced at £35, offers a more detailed insight plus the chance to try four different expression of Highland Park.

Groups

Groups are welcome by prior arrangement.

Shop

Highland Park products & gifts

Wheelchair access

All areas

Course details

Highland Park welcomes school groups by prior arrangement

Opening times

Oct-Mar

Mon-Fri:  1pm-5pm
Tour: 2pm, 3pm

April & Sept

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Tours begin 10am, finish 4pm

May-Aug

Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun:
12pm-5pm
Tours begin 10am, finish 4pm

Bank Holidays

Open

Closed

Christmas & New Year

Prices

Adults: £6
Students & Senior citizens: £5
Children 5–11: free

Get in Touch

Tel: 01856 874619
Email: distillery@highlandpark.co.uk
www.highlandpark.co.uk

Highland Park Distillery Visitor Centre
Holm Road
Kirkwall
Orkney Islands
KW15 1SU
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The most northerly distillery in the world, Highland Park still uses traditional methods to create its highly regarded whiskies. Established in 1798, it retains its own maltings, hand turning the malt and drying it over peat, and swears by the use of sherry casks for the all-important maturation phase.

With five star status, the newly refurbished visitor centre makes this lengthy trip well worthwhile. Take a turn around the distillery before heading to the atmospheric bar. Dry stone walling makes up the bar itself, while reclaimed oak from an original Highland Park washback has been used for ??

Find out what role sherry oak casks play in the final flavour, check out the 200-strong whisky library, some books centuries old, or simply take in the scenery.

Choose between the standard guided tour or the Connoisseurs Tour, which finishes in the Tasting Room with its Orcadian-style interiors and hand-made furniture.

Silverware

  • Best Spirit in the World – 2009, Spirits Journal's Top 115
  • 18 yo & 25 yo – Best in Class, 2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Recycling – glass, paper & cardboard
  • Energy – energy usage is monitored
  • Draff - spent grains - is sold to local farmers and pot ale spread on the land

Annual events

  • Special sale – an annual pre-Christmas event, normally there is a special bottling to release as well as various offers in the shop

Community

Highland Park supports numerous charities, including the RNLI, MS Society, Diabetes UK, Macmillan, Click Sargeant and CHAS.

Trade bodies

Visit Scotland

Five Star status, VisitScotland
Fuller review to come following visit