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photo LEFT: The Old Man of Hoy, a 450-foot  or 137m sea stack, is Orkney's most famous landmark. The pillar is the remaining leg of an arch that was carved out of the headland and later washed away by the sea.

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Highland Park
Learn about the whiskies, their history, and year-round tours at a distillery that has been in operation (both illegally and legally) since 1798. Highland Park is owned by the Edrington Group, which is 100% controlled by a charitable trust that supports medical clinics, centers for the elderly and the homeless, and other public services. (The company's motto could be "Sip and save a sailor," because the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a major beneficiary.)

Orkney's official tourism site has information on island hopping, places to stay, eating and drinking, reaching the 70-island archipelago, and more.

"The Heritage of the Orkney Islands" is brought to life on Sigurd Towrie's nonprofit site, which is "dedicated to the preserving, exploring and documenting the ancient history, folklore and traditions of Orkney."

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In this article:
Highland Park Whisky - Introduction
Making the whiskies
Tasting the results
Orkney Islands, distillery tours
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Also see:
Scotland's Whisky Distilleries

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