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Talisker Distillery, Carbost

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Distillery Factory Tour
The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker Distillery produces a premium whisky as part of its Classic Malt series. Founded in 1830, the distillery has been pleasing the palates of whisky sippers for centuries. Visit the distillery for a guided tour, where you can smell and touch the oak caskets and see the stills. Try a malt, or two, after your tour. Outside the distillery's walls is a coastline where wildlife, such as dolphins and otters, are often seen. To visit Talisker Distillery on your holiday in Isle of Skye, and find out what else Isle of Skye has to offer, use our Isle of Skye holiday planner.
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  • A great tour and a wee taste of the best whisky going - Talisker. A nice gift shop, where you purchase the tour tickets, and then a great tour that shows all the steps in the process of making the whi...  more »
  • I certainly enjoyed the guided tour around Talisker Distillery. (No photos inside). The taste test of the whisky at the end of the tour brought back that "Blackhouse" memory of burning peat moss. I ne...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to Talisker in early May. We didn't have reservations but went first thing in the morning and had no problem getting in. I think that might be different during the peak season of ...  more »
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  • Can't comment on the tour, the building seems nice and well presented staff very nice and polite (they were taking my money!). However whilst the whisky leaves nice peaty taste in my mouth (Talisker Storm) it is clearly and enterprise which because if it's location feeds off peoples spur of the moment nostalgia to purchase straight from the distillery. However, you might expect the glowing feeling of delight to last long after the taste of whisky has gone, but alas the bottle I bought, was in the current market almost £15 more expensive that a leading supermarket deal and maybe only £6 more when not at a special price. How can it really cost so much more to deliver a product to the customer straight from the distillery? Even taking into account the cost of display and sales they would benefit from making the product more attractively priced or at least make you feel you haven't just bought the same old standard bottle. At a good price I'd have probably bought 2! F- Must try harder!
  • We called in advance and clearly stated we would be driving in from a long distance (more than 100 miles) and we would be interested in an afternoon tour. We were asked if we had a tour booking already, and we said No; but the distillery staff member stated that the last tour would be at 4pm, so as long as we arrived before, it wouldn't be a problem. We arrived after a long drive, just after 3pm, and we were turned down for a tour. No sympathy. No consolation prize. Therefore, our group is happy not to purchase from this distillery in the future.
  • The guided tour through the distillery is ok, but mostly nothing special if you already have seen ans other distillery or a brewery (quite the same procedure just without destillation on the end). The tasting just includes 2 cl of one kind of Whisky, which is not that much as they are producing more than 10 different blends.
  • One of my favorite whiskeys so a stop at Talisker was a must. The location is breathtaking and the tour what we expected. Enjoyed the tasting room and being the only distillery on the Isle of Skye it is worth a visit. The staff was very helpful in letting us know places to eat and visit while we waited for the tour to start. If you are on a schedule good to book the tour ahead of time as we did have a wait but it gave us time to explore and we were not on a schedule the day we visited.
  • Tour was grand... not worth a tenner though. Still, the place is pretty cool.

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