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Address: Carbost IV47 8SR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1478 640203
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Talisker Distillery is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye,...

Talisker Distillery is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost. Come and visit us for a tour of the Distillery, see our 5 copper pot stills and the traditional worm tubs that make our Talisker so unique, then take a look at the casks in the warehouse where the Angel’s Share is lost to evaporation during maturation. Have a taste of our award winning Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky in our Visitor Centre.

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Very nice visit on a rainy day. Informative guide around how our favourite tipple is made. Thanks to Laura who spoke clearly with good tone and volume,

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
tracy-marie j
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting from France, we really enjoyed this distillery by the sea. Unlike another distillery we've visited, Talisker looks a bit more "standardised". We visited the distillery with a larger group of people, and there were lots of people queuing or visiting. The Talisker distillery is quite big but majestic, as it lies in front of the sea. Regarding the tour,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wasn't out first tour at a distillery, but the guide impressed us with honesty and general knowledge about the 'whisky business'. Get there after the distillery is closed for a good view when the tourists have left. A clear evening is an excellent chance for impressive views from the pier.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the mandatory places to visit if you are in the Isle of Skye. They do a very nice tour that takes you arround the distillery and makes you appreciat how difficult it is to make scotch and what makes Talisker special.

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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited several distilleries throughout Scotland. This was one I looked forward to, but we were quite disappointed. The staff treated us as they couldn't care less and gave us no feeling of being interested in giving us some more information about their famous whisky. Their visitor center exhibition was far better than their staff and gave us more information.... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice visit on a rainy day. Informative guide around how our favourite tipple is made. Thanks to Laura who spoke clearly with good tone and volume,

Thank tracy-marie j
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not being a whiskey drinker myself, I still planned the visit to Skye’s only surviving whiskey distillery while touring the Isle of Skye in our motorhomes for my son-in-law who loves his whiskeys. You should be aware that most distillery’s in Scotland are extremely busy during peak summer months and Talisker is no exception. You should check ahead to avoid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This was a rainy day activity...but to my surprise it was very interesting to learn about the whisky making process. Shane they don't allow photos ...would have been nice to have some memories (and a bit of promotion for them!) However, they obviously have some secrets they want to remain in the distillery!!

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Enjoyed the tour, bought plenty of whiskey and proudly wore the badge!! Book in advance to ensure a place on the tour.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Talisker tour is one of the most basic and dull tours I've been on. All of that would be forgiven if the tasting at the end was more than about a half-dram (.~1/2 ounce for fellow Americans). Tour guide seemed like he was really looking forward to leaving for the day. The gift shop is fairly overpriced as well,... More 

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Manorville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Our tour guide was knowledgable but a little boring. He gave a complete tour of the distillery just no extra information, was very direct and to the point. We tasted only one small sample.

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