Diageo is the first company to open its distillery doors in this way by working with Google Business View. Google’s Business View is a 360˚ virtual tour that will allow people to see inside the walls of Diageo’s single malt Scotch whisky distillerie Talisker live from their laptops, iPads and other digital devices.
Commenting on the news, Head of Whisky Outreach at Diageo, Dr Nicholas Morgan, said: “All of our whisky distilleries are unique and all happen to be located in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Many aspire to visit, but only a few can. So we’re delighted that this technology can open doors for whisky fans across the world, to give enthusiasts an insight into the craftsmanship and hard work that goes into creating these whiskies.”
With this new technology, whisky fans will have the opportunity to tour Diageo distilleries that sit in remote parts of Scotland, from the coast of Kildalton to the Black Isle encouraging people to discover the stories behind these world-renowned brands regardless of whether they are able to travel there in person.
Visit Talisker Distillery
The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. This alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.
Talisker Distillery is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost, on the beautiful Minginish Peninsula, with dramatic views of the Black Cuillin. Come and visit us for a tour and taste of our award winning Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, see our 5 Copper Pot Stills and the traditional worm tubs that make our Talisker so unique. Take a look in the Warehouse at our oak casks where the Angels Share is lost to evaporation during the maturation process.
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Talisker Whisky is famous about?
"Deep and stormy like the ocean crashing over the rocky shores of its island distillery, Talisker is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky rugged enough to call the Isle of Skye its home."
What makes Talisker single malt Scotch whisky so special? As an experienced team, we've all seen fashions come and go in whisky making, but not in our distillery. For over 175 years, our distillation process has remained virtually unchanged. Even a fire in 1960 wasn't going to stop us from making Talisker the traditional way. Instead, we painstakingly recreated our unique wash stills, meticulously following the original design in a typically Skylan triumph of quiet perseverance over adversity.
Over the years we may have introduced the necessary health and safety improvements, but despite the seemingly relentless march of progress, we will always double-distil the spirit to create a rich, deep character embodying the maritime characteristics of a whisky made by the sea. Our attention to detail means we will always produce a great dram. You'd expect nothing less of our unique distillery located on the shores of Loch Harport.
I'm restless at heart so you'll find me poking my nose into the mash tun, the washbacks and the spirit safe at all hours. I'll even visit the shop to see how things are there, no detail is too small to be overlooked.
It takes a lot of time, patience and a keen eye - and nose - for detail to create one of the world's best single malt whiskies. As Distillery Manager at Talisker, it's my task is to ensure that quality is king; after all, no less a man than Robert Louis Stevenson regarded Talisker as 'the king of drinks'.
There's a great deal of responsibility to ensure that what is laid down for maturation is perfect, so what emerges from the casks in 10, 18 or 25 years’ time is of the usual high standard and continues to receive acclaim in the shape of more awards. Making Talisker demands long hours and no compromises, so I tour the distillery several times a day making sure no part of the process betrays the rest.
But sharing is part of my philosophy too and I like to think of Talisker as the most sociable of whiskies. Many's the time I've invited guests to sample a dram in my office as together we admire the bleak yet utterly beguiling view of the sea.
I bring the same purpose and concentration to my appreciation of whisky. Personally, I find, the more complex whisky becomes, the more interesting it is. It may take a while for your palate to appreciate some of these more ‘peaty’ whiskies, but I'd encourage you to persevere. Although it took me some years to really grasp the characteristics of whisky, it was a very interesting journey, one that continues to this day. I do hope your whisky adventures will be as fulfilling as mine have been.
The Classic Malts Selection offers a chance to experiment with some really seductive and intriguing flavours. Naturally, the Talisker 18 year old is my favourite dram, but when it comes to enjoying single malt whisky, I believe it doesn't matter where you start as long as you enjoy the voyage of discovery.
Mark Lochhead, Distillery Manager
TALISKER DISTILLEERDERIJ OPENt zijn VIRTUELE DEUREN
Vanaf nu zullen alle whisky fans in staat zijn zich rond te laten leiden in prachtige distilleerderijen, vanuit de comfort van hun eigen huis onder het genot van hun favoriete whisky.
Diageo is het eerste bedrijf dat zijn distilleerderij deuren op deze manier open stelt met behulp van Google Business View. Google's Business View is een gratis 360˚ virtuele tour die mensen in staat stellen om binnen de muren van Talisker's single malt Scotch whisky distilleerderijen rond te kijken, live vanuit uw laptops, iPads en andere digitale mogelijkheden!
In een reactie op het nieuws, zegt hoofd van de Whisky Outreach bij Diageo, Dr Nicholas Morgan: "Al onze whisky distilleerderijen zijn uniek en ze bevinden zich allemaal op de mooiste plekken in de wereld. Veel streven er naar om ze eens te bezoeken, maar slechts enkelen kunnen dit ook daadwerkelijk. We zijn ontzettend blij dat deze technologie de deuren kan openen voor whisky fans over de hele wereld, om liefhebbers een inzicht te geven in het vakmanschap en het harde werk dat het creëren van deze whisky's met zich meebrengt. "
Om de Talisker distilleerderij te bekijken, klik hier: Talisker Distillery
Met deze nieuwe technologie, krijgen whisky fans ook de kans om de distilleerderijen te leren kennen in de afgelegen delen van Schotland, van de kust van Kildalton tot aan de Black Isle!
Zo ontdekken mensen de verhalen achter deze wereldberoemde merken, ongeacht of zij in staat zijn er naartoe te reizen....