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Highland Park Scotch Whisky Distillery

Highland Park Distillery,Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1SU
Tel: +44 (0)1856 874619

Highland Park Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsEdrington
Location Orkney
Water source Springs below the distillery.
Stills 2 x wash stills and 2 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 2,400,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Highland Park Distillery History
1790's Magnus Eunson illicit distilling.
1798 David Robertson founded the distillery.
1816 John Robertson (excise officer who arrested Eunson) takes over.
1826 Robert Borwick takes over.
1840 George Borwick (son of Robert) takes over.
1869 James Borwick (brother of George) inherrits the distillery.
1876 Stuart & Mackay begin exporting to India and Norway.
1895 James Grant of Glenlivet Distillery bought the distillery.
1898 Expanded from 2 to 4 stills.
1937 Highland distilleries bought the distillery.
1986 Visitor Centre opened.
1997 18yo and 25yo launched.
1999 Highland Distillers is bought over by Edrington Group
2000 Visitor Centre awarded "Five Star Visitor Attraction".
2005 30yo released
2006 New packaging introduced
2013 Highland Park Warriors range released for duty free

Highland Park Distillery Comments
Magnus Eunson was linked to illicit distilling and smuggling
The most northerly distillery in the world
Traditional floor maltings still used

Highland Park Distillery Bottlings
Highland Park 10 Year Old Ambassador's Cask
click for detailsHighland Park 12 Year Old
Highland Park 18 Year Old
Highland Park 25 Year Old
Highland Park 30 Year Old

Highland Park Distillery Independent Bottlings

Highland Park Tasting Notes
Murray McDavid Highland Park 1988
The colour shows that this Highland Park has spent it's short life in Sherry casks and this is played out on the nose. A wonderful combination of the sweet sherry mingling with the gentle peat and briny character. A thick texture with lots of chewy honeyed fruit and a lingering finish.
Peerless Cask Strength Highland Park 1966 35 yr old
Amber, golden color. The nose nearly explodes from the glass offering gobs of sweet malt, ginger, fragrant heather, and raw honey. Amazingly complex and forward without being over bearing at any point. The finish is long and smoky with mingling spice and heather. Outstanding!
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Highland Park Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1856 874619
April-October Mon-Fri 10:00am-5.00pm
Tours every 30 mins, last tour 4:00pm
July, August and September Also Sat & Sun 12noon-5:00pm
Tours every 30 mins, last tour 4:00pm
November-March Mon-Fri Tour at 2pm
Admission charge unknown
Comments Groups by arrangement in advance.

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