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Talisker Distillery

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Address: Carbost IV47 8SR, Scotland
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+44 1478 614308
09:30 - 17:00
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Talisker Distillery is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye,...

Talisker Distillery is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost. Come and visit us for a tour of the Distillery, see our 5 copper pot stills and the traditional worm tubs that make our Talisker so unique, then take a look at the casks in the warehouse where the Angel’s Share is lost to evaporation during maturation. Have a taste of our award winning Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky in our Visitor Centre.

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Salty whisky

A very nice visitor centre with a well conducted tour available. Unfortunately I couldn't do the tasting because I was driving but guide was very well informed, spoke at a decent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Iain R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice visitor centre with a well conducted tour available. Unfortunately I couldn't do the tasting because I was driving but guide was very well informed, spoke at a decent pace (so often they can rush through) and certainly seemed to know his stuff. As with many distilleries the operations are becoming a bit less traditional - no malting... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third trip to Scotland and our second trip to Skye. Talisker is one of the biggest draws on Skye, and the Distillery is open for tours and tastings year round. The tour itself is basic, and I can't help but say that it felt a bit "corporate" when compared to other tours we've had at Ardbeg, Laphroaig,... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a whisky drinker but my husband loves it. I did find it interesting and actually to my own amazement I did enjoy the taster at the end. Not being a whisky drinker I asked the guides advice on which whisky he thought for me and he suggested one and gave me a taster. I think now I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting but expensive, cheaper to by their whiskey at the supermarket , but some products only available here so there is that exclusivity

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place to visit but in a comparison alongside the distilleries the likes of Kilchoman or Ardbeg on Islay it's not near the experience. The biggest downside to me was that the tastings after the tour were given to us in little plastic cups which was a major turnoff. The whiskey was decent but not my type when compared to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We thought they might cancel the tour because it was just the two of us, but Hugh showed us an excellent tour. He was informative, funny, and gave us a wonderful and personalised whiskey tasting at the end. It was the best whiskey tour and tasting I have ever been on. Thanks so much Hugh!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Skye in the depths of winter and decided a trip to this whisky distillery was a must. We arrived by taxi which is £25 from Portree and is a beautiful drive (the taxi drivers on Skye are like tour guides and they even stopped to let us take pictures). We arrived to find it was only the... More 

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Aberdour, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have visited many distilleries and this one was much looked forward to as my husband has aways liked Tallisker. The tour was disappointing the guide was not engaging and it was all very standard information given in a robotic fashion. The microphones are so impersonal. The shop was well stocked and very reasonably priced, staff in the reception area... More 

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If your make it to the Isle of Skye this place is a must! They stayed open to let us buy scotch which was so kind bc we had driven 7 hours to get there. Their scotch is phenomenal, and even more so than the scenery surrounding thr location! We bought a bought and went on a hike at the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visiting from France, we really enjoyed this distillery by the sea. Unlike another distillery we've visited, Talisker looks a bit more "standardised". We visited the distillery with a larger group of people, and there were lots of people queuing or visiting. The Talisker distillery is quite big but majestic, as it lies in front of the sea. Regarding the tour,... More 

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