Collection Highland Park - Iceland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Highland Park Distillery is Scotland's most northerly single malt Scotch whiskey distillery and is located in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands.

Highland Park Distillery was founded by Magnus Eunson, who worked as a butcher and church official by day and illegal distiller and whiskey smuggler by night. In 1798 he was caught illegally distilling whiskey on the premises. Almost 30 years later, in 1826, Highland Park received an official license to distill whiskey.

The name of the distillery does not refer to the Scottish Highlands, but to the fact that the distillery was founded on an area called "High Park", which is distinct from a lower-lying area nearby.

Highland Park uses local peat, which contains a higher proportion of heather than many other types of peat. The whiskey is aged in American or European oak sherry casks sourced from Oloroso sherry makers in Spain.

Highland Park has been named "The Best Spirit in the World" three times by F. Paul Pacult, America's leading expert on distilled spirits. His 25 year old whiskey was the first spirit ever to earn a perfect 100 point rating in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

In 2018, two of the special distillery releases, The Light and The Dark, were each awarded a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In 2019, Highland Park won the Chairman's Trophy for Best in Category at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge for the fourth consecutive year.

In 2018, Highland Park ranked second in whiskey auction sales behind sister distillery The Macallan, a reflection of growing demand from whiskey collectors for the distillery's specialty bottlings.