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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M j D (7 months ago)
Great tour and fantastic Whisky
Graham the Baron Hesketh (12 months ago)
Simply have to pop in while you are there for a wee dram.
Sheamus Boyle (12 months ago)
Poeple come for n Ireland stay in Kirkwall pay Seamus m Boyle new business
Noel Sutton (2 years ago)
I've toured whisky distilleries before but I enjoyed this one the most. Our guide was very enthusiastic about the product and communicated Highland Park's process very clearly. I quickly identified my new favorite whisky from the samples provided, Valfather. The peaty taste brings me back to Orkney every time I open the bottle. The next time I'm in Scotland, I am definitely going back to Highland Park to take part in one of their more extensive tours / tastings.
Juraj Seman (2 years ago)
One of the best distilleries in Scotland. I love the location, the facility and the visitor centre is one of if not the best one out there. It was worth every penny and every mile to travel. The tour itself was also very good, informative, enjoyable and all in a kind and friendly manner.
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