Talisker Distillery

Made By The Sea

The Brand

Talisker is the oldest Single Malt Scotch Whisky made by the sea on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged, yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland.

Few whiskies tell the story of their origin better than Talisker.

Its smell and taste instantly connect the drinker with the rugged environment – like a warm welcome from a wild sea. It’s a powerhouse; challenging but adored; once discovered rarely left.


Robert Louis Stevenson called Talisker the ‘king o’ drinks’ and for over 175 years, our distillation process has remained virtually unchanged. Each drop reflects the time, patience and keen eye for detail that goes into one of the world's best whiskies.

The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye is set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. Producing an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.

In 1825, Hugh MacAskill of Eigg acquired Talisker House and the north end of the Minginish peninsula on the rugged, beautiful Isle of Skye Five years later, he and his brother had built what was to become one of the world’s most popular distilleries on the shore of Loch Harport.

In fact, by as early as 1898, Talisker was one of the best selling malt whiskies in the UK. Through fire, war and financial crises, this northern outpost – Skye’s oldest distillery – has remained strong: producing consistently fine whiskies which, once tried, are rarely forgotten.


Three years ago, the 18 years old was named 'Best Single Malt Whisky in the World' at the World Whiskies Awards.



Isle of Skye

IV47 8SR

01478 614308


Best Hotels Near Distillery

  • Cuillin Hills Hotel
  • Skeabost House Hotel
  • Bosville Hotel
  • Marmalade
  • Kinloch Lodge Hotel


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