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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Talisker Distillery
95% of people who visit Carbost include Talisker Distillery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.63% of people start their Talisker Distillery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Talisker Distillery
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Talisker Distillery, Carbost Reviews
This was probably one of the most disappointing distillery tour I had in Scotland. Don't get me wrong, this has nothing to do with our tour guide, but rather the lack of staffs working there in the gift shop area and the tour as a whole. One of solgan of Talisker is that it is made by the sea, but during the tour I found out that once the whisky is barreled, it is shipped to the inland region to be aged. When it is 'ready' it is shipped to another location to be bottled. So how exactly is that "made by the sea"? Moving to the tour itself, our tour guide was full of knowledge and great to talk to, but the tour itself was rather underwhelming, and by the end of the tour all we got was one tiny little sip of the Storm. Finally when we were at the gift shop I was looking to buy a couple bottles, but I couldn't find anyone to help us or to provide us with a sample. There was one person helping the sea of customers! Overall, this was a very disappointing tour, and the isle of Skye is so beautiful. I would rather have skipped the distillery tour and explored more of the isle.
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)
Booked a tour by phone the day before. The tour was alright, nothing special. They do not store or bottle on site, they ship it to the mainland for that. With the tour we received a 5 pound rebate on a full size bottle. I thought the Storm was far too smoky, we bought the Skye instead.
Nice distillay, free samples, friendly staff. Small charge for the tour, the gift shop has some interesting informative things to look at. Worth a drop in.
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