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Talisker Scotch Whisky Distillery

Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Skye IV47 8SR
Tel: +44 (0)1478 614308

Talisker Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsDiageo
Location Isle of Skye
Water source A burn on Cnoc nan Speireag (Hawk Hill).
Stills 2 x wash stills and 3 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 3,000,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Talisker Distillery History
1830 Built by Hugh & Kenneth MacAskill
1880-87 Renovated
1898 Merger to form Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd
1900 Distillery expanded
1925 Distiller Company Ltd (DCL)
1928 Ceased triple distillation in preference of double distillation
1960 Partially reconstructed after fire
1972 Traditional maltings knocked down
1998 A new mashtun and 5 wormtubs are installed
2004 Two new bottling are released – an 18 and 25 year old
2008 Talisker 57 degrees north and 3rd edition of the 30 year old are released
2013 Talisker Storm, Dark Storm and Port Ruighe launched
2013 £1m upgrade to visitor centre

Talisker Distillery Comments
Only Single Malt distillery on Skye.
Mentioned in a Robert Louis Stevenson poem written in 1880, 'The Scotsman's Return from Abroad' The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay or Glenlivit.

Talisker Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsTalisker 10 Year Old
Talisker 18 year old
Talisker Distillers Edition
Talisker 57 degress north
Talisker 25 year old
Talisker 30 year old


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Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1478 614308
January to March Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5pm
Tours: 10.30, 12.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.30pm
April - June Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Open Easter Sunday 24th April 11am - 5pm
Sundays from 19th June 11am - 5pm.
Tours throughout the day.
July to August Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm Sundays 11.00am - 5.00pm
Tours throughout the day.
September to October Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Tours throughout the day.
November - December Monday - Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Tours: 10.30, 12.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.30pm
Christmas & New Year Closed 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December 2011 and 1st & 2nd January 2012.
Admission charge £6.00
Comments April to October last tour at 4pm.
We strongly advise booking tours in advance.
Location On the shore of Loch Harport on the Isle of Skye.

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