Set up in 1798, Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall in Orkney is the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland

Address  :KIRKWALL, Orkney KW15 1SU

Telephone  :01856-874619

Owning Company  :The Highland Distilleries Co plc

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :1798

Source  :Cattie Maggie's Spring

Age when bottled  :12 yrs

Strength  :40%

No. of Wash Stills  :2

No. of Spirit Stills  :2

Visitors per annum  :16000

Special Bottlings  :1967 vintage at 43%

Export Bottlings  :43% in some export countries

Nose  :Full of character - pleasant, lingering and smoky

Taste  :Medium, well-balanced flavour finishing with a subtle dryness

Comments  :An excellent after dinner dram from Scotland's most northerly distillery.

Description  :The most northerly whisky distillery in the world, Highland Park is located on a hillside with fine views over Scapa Flow. It stands on the site of an illicit still, and was founded in 1798, but had passed to the Grant family by 1900. It was acquired by Highland Distilleries Co in 1935, and has four stills. Water comes from springs below the distillery, and it still uses traditional floor maltings. The Highland Park 12-Year-Old has a smooth, smoky flavour, and 18- and 25-Year Olds are also available. Tours of the distillery are available and there is a visitor centre.

Rating  :*** 

Open Mar-Jun, Mon-Fri: tours every 30 mins from 10.00-16.00; Jul & Aug: also open wknds 12.00-16.00; Sep & Oct: Mon-Fri tours every 30 mins 10.00-16.00; Nov-Dec: tours at 14.00 & 15.30; Jan & Feb tours by appt only; closed Christmas and New Year.

Orkney
Kirkwall,

Travel Directions to Highland Park Whisky Distillery

On A961, S of Kirkwall, Scapa, Orkney.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013