Distillery Tours on Orkney

The Orkney Islands have only two distilleries, both located on the “mainland” (it’s still an island). Both are well worth a visit.

Highland Park

All tours should be booked in advance. Visit the website for tour hours and details. A variety of tours is offered, with costs ranging from $9.40 to $1,253. Pricing is indicative of the number of whiskies made available for sampling, the experiences, and the souvenirs that are included. The ultimate experience includes a day working at the distillery, turning the malt, stoking the kiln, visiting Hobbister Moor and other landmarks, before dinner and a tutored tasting. A hand-filled single cask expression of Highland Park is available for $113.

Scapa

All tours should be booked in advance. Visit the website for tour details and hours. All tours include a dram to sample. The Scapa Tour costs $12, while the Scapa Experience—with additional whiskies to sample—costs $24. Private tours are also available.

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