Talisker DistilleryCurrently Closed
- Address: Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SR, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1478614308
- Ticket Price: 8 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Talisker Distillery - Review
Talisker Distillery is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport, against the views of the Cuillins. Visit the distillery to know and take sips of its alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt whisky. The distillery operates five stills; two wash stills and three spirit stills. All the stills use worm tubs (condensing coils) rather than a modern condenser, which are believed to give the whisky a "fuller" flavor.
Talisker Distillery Information
- It is better to book the guided tours beforehand during busier summer months.
Talisker Distillery Ticket Prices
- Children: £3.00
- Talisker Flight tour: Adults: £20.00
- Talisker tasting tour: £35.00
Talisker Distillery Hours
- There are guided tours which take place throughout the day.
How To reach Talisker Distillery by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stop: Carbost
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Things to Know Before Visiting Talisker Distillery
95% of people who visit Carbost include Talisker Distillery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
60.12% of people start their Talisker Distillery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Talisker Distillery
81.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Talisker Distillery
Talisker Distillery Trips
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Talisker Distillery, Carbost Reviews
We had an excellent visit. Tour was okay. Be aware the free dram with tour is a tasting not a drink. We went ahead and got 2 nice drams of our choosing at a fair price. Staff in the gift shop were very helpful and polite. Went the extra effort to find something not on the shelf. If you are in this part of Skye, a must visit.
Having visited quite a few distilleries in Scotland over the past period, we picked the standard tour including one dram at the end. The tour was packed with 16 participants, other distilleries often stop at a maximum of 12. Our guide was friendly and told us the process of making whiskey. However, we missed a bit of the real passion. In the end he admitted that he liked beer better than whisky, not a problem except for the fact that was obvious for us already. Finishing off with a glass of Talisker Storm was a nice end though. Tasty whisky!
It was a very up and down experience for me. I love whiskey and learning the history of each place and what goes into the process for each place. As for here it has a Smokey and Spicy taste so this whiskey is not for everyone. The tour was lovely and our guide was great and very knowledgeable. But here is where it all fell apart that was the tastings. Or should I say tasting they give you the storm their most Smokey one. And the only way to get others was to pay £4 for a tiny glass not worth it. So in the end we left not buying anything but with a free tiny pin in hand.
Our party of six had a terrible experience at Talisker. We arrived at 3:45 to take the tour, have some drinks at the bar and buy take away bottles. The posted hours are open until 5:00. Upon arrival we’re informed tours are sold out. Whoops. Totally our fault for not booking in advance. No problem we say, let’s just pony up to the bar. No can do. It closes at 4:30 we’re told. But it’s only 3:45 we say. Oh yeah, it closed early today. We then hear the male, twenty-ish, brown-haired cashier say something-something-Americans. We are all whisky drinkers and have sworn to NEVER buy Talisker again.
We didn't get there to experience a tour, but that was fine for us! The entire staff we interacted with was so kind and friendly, I'm sure the tour would have been great! However, we did take a walk around the area and learned a lot about the history of the distillery. The whiskey is delicious and I highly recommend purchasing a few bottles!