Highland Park Distillery

Orkney, United Kingdom

Highland Park distillery is the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, half a mile farther north than that at Scapa distillery. The distillery was founded in 1798, presumably by Magnus Eunson. The name of this whisky does not refer to the area of Scotland known as The Highlands, but rather to the fact that the distillery was founded on an area called 'High Park' distinguished from a lower area nearby.

Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to malt its own barley, using locally cut peat from Hobbister Moor. The peat is then mixed with heather before being used as fuel. The malt is peated to a level of 20 parts per million phenol and then mixed with unpeated malt produced on the Scottish mainland.

In 1984, Highland Park was the only whisky ever to have scored a rating of 100% by the regular tasting team of The Scotsman, a national newspaper of Scotland.

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A961, Orkney, United Kingdom
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Founded: 1798
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Marta Dudek (10 months ago)
Amazing trip, tour guid couldn't be better, highly recommended!
Blaise Humphries (10 months ago)
Walked in late on in the day to pick up a local whisky. Not disappointed at all when I got home.
Ben Woodward (14 months ago)
Be careful if ordering from the Highland Park website, I ordered two products and one arrived damaged. I've emailed them and I got a reply that another company deals with it and it would be sorted by them. Well 10 days and a few emails and nothing at all. I've tried calling the distillery and they have nothing to do with orders apparently and they cannot give me a phone number, they just told me to keep emailing. Very poor customer service, I'd recommend if you want to order something that's also availble from another whisky retailer, use them instead. UPDATE: I can confirm this as not been resolved since they replied! Shocking customer service from Highland Park.
Ross Montgomery (14 months ago)
Tour is fantastic. So nice to see the old traditional processes. John is a brilliant guide who shares his own lived experience and is highly knowledgeable.
M j D (2 years ago)
Great tour and fantastic Whisky
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