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Highland Park Distillery



 

Distillery Details


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Region:
Islands
Location:
Kirkwall, Orkney
Founded:
1798 by David Robertson, Magnus Eunson
Owner:
Edrington Group
Status:
Active
Capacity:
2.700.000 LPA
Notes:
The oldest legal distillery on Orkney out of 8 that have existed
Most northerly distillery in the world
20% of the malting is still done on-site
Magnus Eunson was a smuggler and church officer and stored much of the illicit whisky beneath the church pulpit
When the excisemen came looking for the casks, he whispered 'Smallpox!' to them and they fled
During WW II, the distillery was closed and the washbacks were used as baths for the 60,000 British soldiers stationed there

 

 

Highland Park Distillery



 

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