Talisker Distillery

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  • 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

About Talisker Distillery, Carbost

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 Opening and Closing 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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  • 95% of people who visit Carbost include Talisker Distillery in their plan

  • 52.98% of people start their Talisker Distillery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Talisker Distillery

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

90.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Talisker Distillery

People normally club together Fairy Pools and Oyster Shed while planning their visit to Talisker Distillery.

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  • This was honestly the most underwhelming 'tasting' experience l have ever been to. There was absolutely no welcome to speak of, the 'greeting' staff came across as very disinterested, were incredibly unhelpful and l found it unusual that a brand as well known as Talisker offers no option for a simple tasting of their range of whiskies. On inquiring via email, not being able to make the tour, we were told we could taste a number of the whiskies and with a small additional fee could add one more. The reception told us we could taste just the Storm. I was particularly impressed by the not so subtle insinuation that we were there with the aim to just get drunk for free. After making it clear that that was not what we were after and that we were fully prepared to pay for a tasting we were begrudgingly offered 5ml of 2 whiskies from their range and made to feel as if that was them going above and beyond. After this bad start we were then disappointed by the whiskies themselves. I don't know if this lack of service is because Talisker has a monopoly on Skye or if it is because it is part of the Diageo stable and therefore feel they don't need to make an effort, but they would do well to learn from some of the other distilleries, especially those which are family run. We went to three others, only one for the distillery tour, and at all 3 were blown away by the welcome, the friendliness and the desire to make our visit as pleasant as possible. I will certainly not be recommending Talisker to anyone in the future

  • One of the best, no doubt! I bought from them a small bottle very well done packaged and I really enjoyed it! After this, I've added the paper from the very small box of the bottle to an artwork that I was made then... It looks very good, for sure - like the taste of their drink! It's a mixed media collage on two equal heavy card-boards: acrylic, pages and photos from magazines, different colored sprays, metallic grounds, etc. It's a dadaist areal, a mix of imagination with fantasy, a small world for open free minds, a beautiful space for any warm home (50 x 100 x 0.5 centimeters)

  • A very interesting, detailed tour with a very knowledgeable guide which is worth doing. Great gift shop with a wide selection of various whiskies. Staff were very friendly.

  • I thought the tour, facts and explanations were ok, but where is the love? After the tour found that we were supposed to have been given a voucher to apply against purchases. Presumably missed because we were late due to a diversion. Abrupt “no” to our enquiry was surprising but proves that this is a bit too corporate. Shame given the stunning location and drive to get there.

  • Interesting tour through the Taslisker Distillery taking you up close to all parts of the whisky creation process. You can see, hear and smell each of the different stages! To finish there is a small tasting of the Talisker Storm whisky. Of course there is a shop selling the full Talisker range of whiskys and merch. We tried to book by phone and were told phone bookings were complete. As we were staying in the area we stopped by in person to book for the next day.

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