Talisker

Talisker Distillery

TALISKER SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Only distillery located on the Isle of Skye
Talisker, founded in 1830, is the only distillery located on the Isle of Skye. The distillery is located on the southern shore of the Loch Harport armory, near the town of Carbost and north of the group of steep mountains called the Cuillins. The name Talisker comes from the farm called Talisker Farm, slightly to the west. The distillery was founded by the brothers Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill. Already in 1848 they leased the distillery on the North of Scotland Bank, the beginning of many transitions.

Finally, after many closures through acquisitions and bankruptcies, Talisker joined up with a number of other companies in the Distillers Company Limited in 1916. (D.C.L). In 1928, Talisker would have switched from a triple distillation to a twofold distillation. The pre- and after-run would be distilled again in a separate spirit still.
During the Second World War Talisker was closed due to lack of barley. On November 22, 1960, the entire still house went up in flames and after renovations (the stills were exactly counterfeit) the production process was started two years later. The stills were still fired with coal, but the supply of the coal was regulated completely automatically. In 1972 it was stopped with malting itself and the stills were converted to steam heating.

Simultaneously with the introduction of the Classic Malts in 1988, a visitor center was opened. In 1998, the distillery was closed for six months for renovation. The stills were renewed and the entire production process was controlled throughout the computer. Since this last conversion, a large part of the production is transported by tanker to the mainland to mature there. In the still house of Talisker there are now two wash stills and three spirit stills. The six washbacks are made of larch wood.

The malt comes from the mainland and for the maturing of the malt refill bourbon and sherry casks are used and also wine barrels. The water, which is very peaty and has a great influence on the taste of the malt, comes from the hill Cnoc nan Speireag. It flows trhough a stream from the hill past the distillery. Talisker is a real powerhouse, a malt that you have to learn to drink. However, this only malt from the island of Skye has many enthusiasts who appreciate this explosive and complex character: "Talisker: The golden spirit of Skye".

History of Talisker

Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous writer wrote in one of his poems "The king o' drinks, as I conceive it,Talisker, Islay or Glenlivet". Situated on the banks of loch Harport, the Talisker distillery was created by the brothers Mac Askill. The distillery became the property of Donald MacLennan and J.R.W. Anderson, who went to jail for 6 months for swindling on the quality of the goods. During his stay in jail, the distillery was declared bankrupt. Roderick Kemp and Alexander Grigor Allan (co-owner of Glenlossie) purchased the distillery in 1880, and completely rebuilt it. Allan bought the shares of Kemp, who founded the Macallan distillery. A merger with Dailuaine was the birth of the Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd.

After the death of Thomas MacKenzie who was the distillery manager, a major part of the assets of were taken over by John Dewar & Sons, W.P. Lowrie & Co (member of the James Buchanan & Co group) and John Walker and sons. This group of blenders became later the D.C.L. (Distillers Company Ltd.) in 1925. The distillery used to practice the triple distillation until 1928. The distillery was closed during the second world war, and after a fire who destroyed the stills room in 1960.
The distillery was rebuild and ready for production as soon as 1962. Since the last alteration works in 1997, a great part of the malt is stocked in warehouses on the continent, and brought there by tanker-lorry from the distillery. Talisker is one of the single malts of the collection "Classic Malts" launched in 1988 by UDV. A great deal is marketed as single malt, but Talisker is a part of the Johnnie Walker and White Horse blends too. source: www.whisky-distilleries.info
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  1. Talisker Skye
    Talisker Skye
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    $43.80
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  2. Talisker 10 Years  45.8%
    Talisker 10 Years
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    $46.19
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  3. Talisker Storm 45,8%
    Talisker Storm
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    $47.90
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  4. Talisker Port Ruighe  45,8%
    Talisker Port Ruighe
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    $55.06
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  5. Talisker 57° North 57%
    Talisker 57° North
    70 cl / 57% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Special Price $63.14 Regular Price $83.05
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  6. TALISKER DISTILLERS EDITION 2017 release
    TALISKER DISTILLERS EDITION 2017 release
    70 cl / 45.80% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    $63.37
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  7. Talisker 10 Years  45.8% Liter
    Talisker 10 Years Liter
    100 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    $66.21
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  8. Talisker Dark Storm
    Talisker Dark Storm (Liter)
    100 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Rating:
    95%
    $87.03
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  9. Talisker Neist Point
    Talisker Neist Point
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Special Price $102.17 Regular Price $121.73
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  10. Talisker 18 years
    Talisker 18 years
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Special Price $126.17 Regular Price $149.38
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  11. Talisker 25 years 2017 Release
    Talisker 25 years 2017 Release
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    $301.38
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  12. Talisker 10 Years Giftpack
    Talisker 10 Years Giftpack
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  13. Talisker 10 Years Giftset  45.8%
    Talisker 10 Years Giftset
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  14. Talisker STORM GIFTPACK
    Talisker STORM GIFTPACK
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  15. Talisker Giftpack (3 x 20 cl)
    Talisker Giftpack (3 x 20 cl)
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  16. Gift Pack Strong Lagavullin 16 Years Talisker 10 Years Cragganmore 12 Years
    Gift Pack Strong Lagavulin 16 Years Talisker 10 Years Cragganmore 12 Years
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  17. TALISKER DISTILLERS EDITION 2012
    TALISKER DISTILLERS EDITION 2012
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  18. TALISKER DISTILLERS EDITION 2014 release
    TALISKER DISTILLERS EDITION 2014 release
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  19. Talisker Distillers Edition
    Talisker Distillers Edition 2016 release
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  20. Talisker Distillers Edition 45,80%
    Talisker Distillers Edition
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  21. Talisker Distillers Edition 2015
    Talisker Distillers Edition 2015
    70 cl / 45.80% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  22. Talisker Distillers Edition Giftset
    Talisker Distillers Edition Giftset
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    Out of stock
  23. Talisker Friends of the Classic Malts
    Talisker Friends of the Classic Malts
    70 cl / 48% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  24. Talisker 57° North (1 liter)
    Talisker 57° North (1 Litre)
    100 cl / 57% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  25. Talisker 25 years 2005 Release
    Talisker 25 years 2005 Release
    70 cl / 57.2% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  26. Talisker 25 years 2011 Release  45.8%
    Talisker 25 years 2011 Release
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
    Out of stock
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  27. Talisker 25 years 2004 Release
    Talisker 25 years 2004 Release
    70 cl / 57.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  28. Talisker 25 Years Distillers Edition 2014
    Talisker 25 Years Distillers Edition 2014
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Distillery bottling
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  29. Talisker 30 Years
    Talisker 30 Years 2015
    70 cl / 45.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  30. Talisker 30 years
    Talisker 30 years
    70 cl / 53.1% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  31. Talisker 30 years 45.8%
    Talisker 30 years
    70 cl / 54.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  32. Talisker 35 years old Diageo 2012 release
    Talisker 35 years old Diageo 2012 release
    70 cl / 54.6% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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  33. Talisker 35 years Distillery Edition 54.6%
    Talisker 35 years Distillery Edition
    70 cl / 54.6% alc. vol.
    ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
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    Out of stock
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