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Talisker Distillery, Carbost

Categories: Distilleries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink, Tours
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3.7/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • Nice little tour. Very interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Worth a visit. £8 per person with a wee dram thrown in at the end. 
  • Very beautiful distillery on Skye by the sea. Already so worth seeing. Interesting tour even though I understood everything because of the strong Scottish accent of the guides.
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  • About five minutes into our tour the fire alarm went off & we had to evacuate the building. We had to wait outside for around about an hour for the fire service to arrive from Portree to check things ...  read more »
  • The visit to the distillery was interesting to understand how a whisky is made. The guide was clear but imho was a really fast visit. Disappointing the taste session, with just only one whisky. A comparison between other whiskies would be better, even for an higher ticket price. Very nice shopping center inside the factory but I didn't find it "money saving" compared to the normal shops. If you're around, visit it.
  • For any whisky enthusiast, there's no question about whether to visit Talisker, only when. During the busy seasons make sure to book in advanced as it can quickly fill up. Guides around the distillery are knowledgeable and definitely passionate a out the distillery and it's history. You walk through the distillery discovering the different processes involved in the creation of Talisker, finishing with a tasting at the end. A definite must see for all.
  • With Talisker being one of my favourite whiskies, the tour was a must visit for me on the Isle of Skye. The tour was quite interesting. It was 2014 when we went now, so this may have changed, but it'd be nice if there was a café or some sort of decent place to sit down on site, as the tour we'd booked wasn't for another hour and a half if I remember correctly, and there wasn't really anything to do. There were a couple of small pubs within a couple of miles, but they were absolutely jam packed with people who also seemed to be waiting to go on tours. Whilst this is good for the pubs, they were too small to take all the people waiting to go on tours, and this was in May which isn't even peak season. I dread to think what it's like during the holidays. That said, I'd suggest booking your tour online so you don't have to wait around. The gift shop was good, with a great selection of various Talisker whiskies including some very rare ones. With the voucher they gave us, a standard 10 year old bottle of Talisker cost around £29, which is in line with the supermarkets, so not too bad.
  • Poor tour. English speaking not polite guide without any wish to make foreigners understand even if we paid standard ticket (8£ each), describes a too simple process: Talisker declares 2,600,000 litres of pure alcohol per year, which means a stock of more than 30,000 casks only due to the basic product (3 years aged). No description of how the liquid is transported from this very little distillery to anywhere they bottle it: roads are too narrow for trucks, no mention to a boat. The tour was a show, ended up in the shop where bottles are sold 43£ when normally in a GDO (GDO....) it is 31€: up 74%!! Feeling is Talisker uses its nomea and makes a joke of tourists. Byebye
  • Great place, great whiskey. Our tour guide Laura was really good of maintaining the atmosphere and explaining the process from harvesting to a bottle of whiskey.
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