The distillery is located at Holm road in Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkneys. The distillery claims to be founded in  1798, although there are some doubts about that.
The water comes from springs below the distillery.
They store there casks in their own warehouses, next to the distillery.
The visitor centre is very sophisticated (awarded in 2000 as a Five Star Visitor Attraction).
Opening hours and tours are not the same the whole year round. See below for details
April and September: 
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Tours on the hour every hour until 4pm 
Closed weekends

May to August: 
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; 
Sun 12pm-5pm
Tours on the hour every hour until 4pm

October to March: 
Tours 2pm and 3pm 
Closed weekends


The visitor center opened

Just text  •  1986  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Production resumed

Just text  •  1937  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Highland Distillers is the new owner since 1937

New owner  •  1937  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Highland Park was mothballed in 1918

Mothballed  •  1918  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Er opened a new still in 1898

New still  •  1898  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Two additional stills are installed, there are four stills now available.

James Grant is the new owner since 1890

New owner  •  1890  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Stuart & Mackay is the new owner since 1876

New owner  •  1876  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


James Borwick is the new owner since 1868

New owner  •  1868  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

After the dead of George Borwick, his brother, took over the distillery.

George Borwick is the new owner since 1840

New owner  •  1840  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

After the dead of Robert Borwick, his son George Berwick took over the distillery.

Highland Park got the license to produce whisky

Just text  •  1826  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

  • Country
  • Status
  • Founded
  • Owner
    The Edrington Group
  • Spirit stills
  • Wash stills
  • Capacity per year
    2500000 Liters
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Distillery location

Holm Road
KW15 ISU Kirkwall, Orkney
Scotland Islands


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