- Producer info
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 only distillery – has remained strong: producing consistently fine whiskies which, once tried, are rarely forgotten.
Exuberant, wild and free, with one foot on the land, one in the sea
Peated, maritime and forthright
Like the view of the sea from our distillery doors, this whisky is complex, and takes a while for your palate to appreciate some of the more salty, peaty notes. Each expression has its own forthright personality, offering something distinct from the rest, and yet they all belong to the same breed – whisky for the adventurer, those happiest close to nature.
Intense and powerful, the Talisker family all have a peated, smoky flavour. This flavour comes from the peat burned during the malting process, and carries on it the salted smoke of an island battered by wind and waves. Beneath the smoke you’ll find soft fruits and cereal notes, and in the older expressions a rich vanilla imbued by the aging process.