Scapa Distillery

Orkney Mainland | Kirkwall | Distillery | ★★★★

[Scapa Distillery]

Whisky has long been a prominent part of Orkney's tourist offering, with popular Highland Park Distillery open for tours since the 1980s. Many visitors are unaware that since 2015 there's been the option to see a second working distillery only a stone's throw away from Kirkwall. While Scapa Distillery isn't as attractive inside in the traditional sense and doesn't feature floor maltings, you have a better chance of a more personalised tour here due to lower visitor numbers. We were impressed. Scapa whisky is generally unpeated (unlike at Highland Park), and honey appears prominently in various tasting notes.

[The distillery overlooks Scapa Bay on the edge of Scapa Flow]

Location & info

📌 Scapa Distillery ★★★★
By A964 2 mi south of Kirkwall, Orkney Mainland, G.R.: HY 434089 ///suddenly.resolved.fermented
🚌 Bus stops outside distillery | 🚗 Car park
Open daily, May to September; weekdays, October & early March to April; by advance booking only, November to late December | £12+ adult depending on tour type

[Scapa Distillery]


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