The Talisker Distillery was established in
1830 and remains the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.
More precisely, it is located on the shores of Loch Harport,
on the west side of the island, about three miles east of
the town of Talisker, in the village of Carbost. After a disastrous
fire, the distillery was completely rebuilt during the 1960s.
Talisker can be quite heavily peated and carry the characteristic
of seaweed common to most all island malts. It has been described
as one of the most individualistic of all the single malts.
Its distinctive "peppery" character is very obvious and contributes
to the reputation of this whisky as being one of the most
"powerful" of them all.
10 year old
smoky, sweet, full and well-rounded.
||Full, with some
which can seemingly, with a few drops of water, explode
on the palate. Can be smoky with malty-sweet tones and
||Long and intense,
with pepper. Some oiliness may also be present.