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The Taste of Orkney Experience

The Taste of Orkney Experience

Whisky nosing glass being held in a hand
Let us welcome you to Highland Park, meet our people, try our whisky, and learn about our island home. This is your chance to delve deeper into the world of Highland Park and discover what makes our whisky so distinctive.
You’ll spend 90 minutes with our local host in our tasting room at the Highland Park Kirkwall Store, it’s right in the heart of Kirkwall.
With this experience you can expect an in-depth exploration of whisky production. From a short film capturing behind the scenes at the distillery, our local host will take you through each element of the process with sensory prompts along the way, including a guided tasting of a selection of our prestige and limited edition whiskies.
You’ll learn about the wood we use to make our casks and we’ll explain the impact the wood has on our flavour.
We’ll tell you all about Orkney, after all, it’s why our whisky tastes like nothing else. We work hand-in-hand with nature to forge our traditions. Our unique environment creates a different kind of whisky.
Learn about Hobbister Moor; hills of breathtaking heather moorland, that infuse the peat below with an intensely floral character. This unique peat gives Highland Park its signature sweet and subtle smoky character.
With this experience, you’ll taste and learn all about our distinctive flavour accompanied by a knowledgeable local host.
Delve deeper into the world of Highland Park.

*If your preferred date is not available above, please contact our Albert Street store on 01856 885604 between the hours of 10am and 5pm Monday to Saturday .

COST

£70.00 per person 

TIME

Monday to Saturday at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm. Sundays at 12:30pm and 3pm

DURATION

90 minutes

WHISKIES

Four whiskies included as part of this tour

BOOKING

Advance booking only

AGE

Over 18s only

GROUPS

A maximum of 8 people 

SILENT SEASON

Our silent season usually runs from July to September. We have one every year for essential maintenance at the distillery. From April 2024, we are closing our gates for an extended silent season to let the engineers give our 225 year-old distillery an environmental upgrade. This will cut our carbon emissions at the distillery by 20%. Whilst we’re closed come visit us at the Highland Park Albert Street store in the heart of Kirkwall. Please visit our sustainability hub to learn more about our journey