About Highland Park Whisky Distillery
2 500 000 litres
Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1SU
The Edrington Group
David Robertson founds the distillery. The local smuggler and businessman Magnus Eunson previously operated an illicit whisky production on this site.
John Robertson, an Excise Officer who arrested Magnus Eunson, takes over production.
Highland Park obtains a license and the distillery is taken over by Robert Borwick.
Robert´s son George Borwick takes over but the distillery deteriorates.
The younger brother James Borwick inherits Highland Park and attempts to sell it as he does not consider the distillation of spirits as compatible with his priesthood.
Stuart & Mackay becomes involved and improves the business by exporting to Norway and India.
James Grant (of Glenlivet Distillery) buys Highland Park.
James Grant expands capacity from two to four stills.
Highland Distilleries buys Highland Park.
Highland Distilleries invests considerably in marketing Highland Park as single malt which increases sales markedly.
A visitor centre, considered one of Scotland’s finest, is opened.
Two new Highland Park are launched, an 18 year old and a 25 year old.
Highland Distillers are acquired by Edrington Group and William Grant & Sons.
Visit Scotland awards Highland Park “Five Star Visitor Attraction”. The distillery has spent over £2 million on the visitor centre and distillery.
Highland Park 30 years old is released, first in the US and in the autumn in UK.
The second edition of Ambassador´s Cask, a 10 year old from 1996, is released. New packaging is introduced.
The Rebus 20, a 21 year old duty free exclusive, a 38 year old and a 39 year old are released.
A 40 year old and the third and fourth editions of Ambassador´s Cask are released.