The Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland is renowned for its rugged coastline, wild storms and roaring seas. Visitors to the island can’t help but fall in love with its famous single malt, Talisker. After all, what more perfect embodiment of Skye could there be than a whisky distilled right on the seashore? And one that is as wild and rugged, and yet also as refined as the island itself?



Discover the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye. Since 1900, Talisker has had its very own pier, enabling visitors to arrive by boat and moor on site. The mooring berths are just a short stroll from the distillery’s visitor centre. From here, you can take a guided tour capped off with enjoying a wee dram. What’s more, you’ll even be able to peek into the warehouse where the golden nectar is kept until it reaches maturity.

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In 1830, the MacAskill brothers set out from the tiny Hebridean island of Eigg and rowed to Skye. They disembarked onto dry land at 57 degrees latitude – which explains why an earlier edition of Talisker was called 57° North – and founded the Talisker distillery where they came onshore. By the end of the 19th century, having navigated a few bankruptcies and changes of ownership, Talisker had become one of the best-selling – and most celebrated – malt whiskies in the United Kingdom. In his poem “The Scotsman’s Return From Abroad”, author Robert Louis Stevenson dubbed Talisker the “King of Drinks”, which helped propel it to the extraordinary popularity that continues to this day. In 1960, a fire broke out at the distillery, but even that couldn’t halt its onward march. The building was completely rebuilt and restored to its original condition two years later.


With views over the breathtaking Cuillin Hills, the Talisker distillery stands tall and proud on the shores of Loch Harport. Founded in 1830, Talisker has existed for almost 200 years and is the oldest working distillery on the island of Skye. Since then, it has become closely intertwined with the life and history of the island. If you take a tour, you’ll be able to see our craftsmen at work and discover what makes our distillery and our island so unique.

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Skye, where Talisker hails from, is rugged, windswept and a place of extremes. The whisky is the absolute embodiment of the place it calls home. It is renowned for its smoky sweetness, yet it combines this with surprisingly sophisticated notes of black pepper and a beautifully mellow finish. It’s these contrasts that make Talisker sublime.


Talisker was born on the rugged Scottish island of Skye, and it’s the sea that gives the whisky its unique flavour profile of salty notes and sweet smokiness. However, our close relationship with the sea means that we can see with our own eyes how the rich diversity of marine life is being increasingly endangered.

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Talisker Adventures

Talisker Adventures invite people 1-2 times a year to experience the reinvigoration of nature’s elements, and especially the sea. With guided outdoor tours, adventurous workshops and cosy evenings at the campfire alongside delicious food and Talisker whisky, attendees will have a stronger connection and more mindful relationship with the environment and the sea.

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Looking for the perfect gift for a whisky lover? Well, you’re in the right place. With a range of tipples to suit any budget – from classic single malts, to fantastic gift sets, to limited-edition and rare whiskies – you’re guaranteed to find the perfect whisky gift.

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