Highland Park Distillery

Orkney Mainland | Kirkwall | Distillery | ★★★★

[Highland Park floor maltings]

Perched on a hill in Kirkwall's southern suburbs, Highland Park was for a long time Scotland's northernmost distillery (now eclipsed by Saxa Vord on Unst) and is by far the most popular of the two on Orkney Mainland. This isolated position at Scotland's edge is probably a factor in the distillery retaining its own floor maltings (with resident rat), kilns (with resident nesting swallows) and extensive on-site warehouses (with resident cat) still used today. The basic tour is excellent value - including a short film, comprehensive tour including maltings, still house and warehouses, plus tutored tasting. Being allowed to keep whisky glasses used for the tasting is an unexpected bonus.

[Silent season at Highland Park]

Location & info

📌 Highland Park Distillery ★★★★
Holm Road (A961), 1 mi south of Kirkwall town centre, G.R.: HY 452095 ///openly.slopes.bundles
Open daily, April to October; weekdays, November to March - booking advised, especially in high season | £15+ adult / £10+ child depending on tour type

[Highland Park warehouses, Wideford Hill beyond]


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