Highland Park Distillery

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General
Pronunciation highland ’park Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands
Distiller The Edrington Group Ltd.
Owner The Edrington Group Ltd.
Address Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1SU
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1856 - 87 46 19 (Visitor Centre)
+44 (0)1856 - 87 31 07 (Office)
+44 (0)1856 - 87 60 91 (Fax)
LatLong 58° 58’ 09” N   02° 57’ 17” W
Altitude
Grid Reference HY452095
Website www.highlandpark.co.uk
E-mail
Open to public Open to public
Remarks

History
1795
Said to have been founded by David Robertson
1798
Founded by Magnus Eunson of Gallowhill, near the Parks of Rosebank, Kirkwall
1825
The distillery was licensed. Until then production was illicit and Eunson was assisted in evading the exciseman by a kinsman, who was a kirk elder and hid the contraband under the pulpit
1825-26
Richard McKay
1826-30
Borwick & Robertson
1830-37
Robert Borwick & Co.
1852-60
George Borwick
1867
Mitchell & Eunson
1868-78
Stuart & Mackay when dissolved and assets transferred to William Stuart
1880s
The product had an established reputation
1888
James Grant became managing partner and later owner of the distillery. His father was manager of The Glenlivet Distillery
1895-1935
Sold to James Grant. Remained in the hands of the Grant family as James Grant & Co. until 1935
1896
Stuart & Grant in 1896 directory
1898
James Grant enlarged the distillery from two to four stills
1935
Purchased by the Highland Distilleries Co. Ltd.. Floor-maltings, light-grains plant. Licensed to James Grant & Co. (1937 mentioned as well)
early 1960s
Stills became steamheated
1999
Owned by Highland Distillers
2004
Owned by The Edrington Group

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production and malting from the Cattie Maggie and piped to the distillery, for cooling from the Crantit Burn
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
25% single malt, blend (Famous Grouse)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 12 in total, 10 made of Oregon Pine and 2 made of Larch
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
2
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks bourbon, sherry, refill
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location

Staff

Head Warehouseman
David Flett (....-2004)

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