Highland Park Whisky Distillery
Set up in 1798, Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall in Orkney is the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland
Address :KIRKWALL, Orkney KW15 1SU
Owning Company :The Highland Distilleries Co plc
Production Status :Operational
Source :Cattie Maggie's Spring
Age when bottled :12 yrs
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.