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Orkney Stories: Behind The Scenes at Highland Park

Orkney Stories: Behind The Scenes at Highland Park

British actress, Gwendoline Christie at the gates to Highland Park distillery


To mark nearly a quarter of a millennia of whisky making, we invited creative, Gwendoline Christie, to experience the extraordinary nature of our Orkney Island home and explore our legacy here.

To bring our short film, Orkney Stories, to life, Gwendoline was taken behind the scenes at our 225 year old distillery and ancient Hobbister Moor. Explore the locations captured in our film.

British actress, Gwendoline Christie on Hobbister Moor


Hobbister Moor

Gwendoline learns about the heritage that has shaped Highland Park into the whisky it is today. She discovers Hobbister Moor; hills of breathtaking heather moorland, that infuse the peat below with an intensely floral character. This unique peat creates our signature sweet and subtle smoky character which challenges the traditional flavours of Highland-based distilleries as well as standing out from the heavily peated scotch category. 

Hobbister Moor lies just seven miles from our distillery and its peat is over 9,000 years old in places and up to four meters deep.

British actress, Gwendoline Christie, inside Highland Park distillery with Highland Park workers


Highland Park Distillery

We invited Gwendoline behind the scenes at the distillery to discover what makes our whisky so distinctive, including our traditional floor maltings which is one of only a handful left in Scotland.

Watch the behind the scenes film to learn about Gwendoline’s experience at Highland Park Distillery:

Watch Orkney Stories and learn more about Highland Park and our Orkney Island home.


October 05, 2023