Destylarnia Highland Park
Highland Park is Scotland’s northernmost distillery. It is located in Kirkwall, the main city of the Orkney Islands. Its uniqueness is mainly due to the local peat used to dry the malt. Unlike Islay peat and mainland peat, Orkney peat mainly consists of moss and heather, giving the malt more heather aromas. During drying, forest ferns are also added to the peat. Highland Park is one of the few Scottish distilleries that still malts its own barley.
Its history dates back to 1798, making it one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. For many years, Highland Park whisky has been recognized by connoisseurs. As early as 1883, the Tsar of Russia and the King of Denmark were delighted with its delicious taste. More than 100 years later, in 1984, it was the only whisky to score 100 out of 100 possible points in the great tasting organized by The Scotsman magazine. Highland Park has a devoted admirer and is currently one of the best-selling whiskys in the world.
The whisky from this distillery uniquely combines the aromas typical of island wines - smoky, peat and sea aftertaste - with the maltiness and sweetness typical of whisky from the mainland. Most of the whisky produced in Highland Park is matured in sherry casks.