the shores of Loch Harport, the village of Carbost is home to
Skye’s only distillery producing a wonderful award-winning
Island malt bottled at above average strength.
Talisker's™ soft, peaty process water is drawn from twenty-one
underground springs that rise from Hawk Hill (Cnoc nan Speirag)
beside the distillery. These same springs have fed Talisker
from the beginning. As its name suggests, the hill is home to
birds of prey, usually including Peregrines.
20,000 gallons an hour of cooling water from the fast running
Carbost Burn fill a traditional Talisker feature - five wooden
"worm tubs", located outside the still house.
two wash stills, carefully recreated after the 1960 fire, are
unique. The lye pipes leading off from the main neck are U-shaped,
to trap vapours from the first distillation before they reach
the outside worm tubs, whilst a small secondary copper pipe
carries the vapours so trapped back to the wash stills for a
following the original design, it is believed that this double
distillation ensures that all of Talisker’s™ rich,
deep character is captured first time. So there is, indeed,
nothing withdrawn or reserved about Talisker™ - a fact
confirmed for visitors whose first experience before they take
the distillery tour, is a taste of the malt itself.
embodies all the spirit of this rocky, storm-lashed island and
its strong, steadfast people. Skye's only distillery this may
be, but like the men of the island the malt has character enough
Visitor Centre Manager: Georgette Crawford
Monday to Friday, tours at 10.30am, 12.00am, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Advanced booking advised
April to October
Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5.00pm.
Last tour 4.00 pm
July and August also open
Sundays, 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Last tour 4.00pm
Christmas & New Year 2008/2009
Limited opening, please contact for details
Adults: £5.00 / This charge includes a £3 discount
voucher which is redeemable in the distillery shop towards the
purchase of a 70cl bottle of single malt whisky as well as a
taste of the Talisker 10 years old Single Malt.
Children under 8 are not permitted into production areas.
Admission is free to all Friends of the Classic Malts.
Scotland IV47 8SR
Telephone: +44 (0) 1478 614308
Fax: +44 (0) 1478 614302
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