Fancy a trip to Orkney?

Highland Park Distillery Gate

A press release from Highland Park:

To celebrate Homecoming Scotland Whisky Month, Highland Park is welcoming visitors to enjoy a free tour at its Orkney distillery on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May.

The guided tour of the world’s northernmost Scotch Whisky distillery allows visitors to discover the whisky making techniques that have made Highland Park arguably the most respected single malt in the world.

The newly revamped Highland Park Visitor Centre brings to life the distillery and its integral relationship with Orkney. A tasting bar features Orkney dry-stone walls and traditional oak reclaimed from an original Highland Park washback, previously used for the fermentation stage of making the single malt.

At the end of each tour, visitors can enjoy an upgraded complimentary dram of both Highland Park 15 and 18 year old – the latter named ‘the best spirit in the world’ by American spirits expert Paul Pacult*.

The Visitor Centre will also be running exclusive offers when buying bottles of Highland Park 12 and 15 year old. Customers will receive an additional miniature of Highland Park 18 and 16 year old respectively.

Highland Park has recently invested £750k in its Orkney distillery including the £250k revamp of the Distillery Visitor Centre.

For further information please visit or call the visitor centre on 01856 874619.

The Highland Park free distillery tours will run on Saturday 16 May between 10am and 5pm and Sunday 17 May between 12pm and 5pm. Tours will run every hour until 4pm.


I would prefer a free ferry to Orkney from Edinburgh. Then I would be there for the weekend for sure and I would be more than happy to pay for the tour… But I guess if you don’t have what you like, you like what you have, right? Off to Orkney then…?

Highland Park Distillery Visitor Centre