Talisker opens revamped visitor centre
Isle of Skye-based Talisker has opened its new visitor centre, which is part of Diageo’s £185 million (US$257m) investment in Scotch tourism.
The new facility offers an interactive experience and new distillery tours to emphasise how the brand is made by the sea.
Guests will be able to choose from a selection of three tours: The Distillery Tour, Made by the Sea Tasting Experience, and Talisker Cask Draw and Tasting Experience.
Furthermore, the space houses two bars and a shop, which will sell local products.
Barbara Smith, managing director of Diageo’s Scotland brand homes, said: “Talisker is inseparable from the unique Isle of Skye landscape, as its whisky is inherently shaped by the sea and landscape that surrounds it.
“Our new brand home celebrates that deep connection with the sea and Talisker’s commitment to preserving the wonderful marine environment in Scotland and around the world.
“From the tours to the bars and retail space, there’s so much to experience at Talisker, whether you’ve travelled two miles or 200 miles to be there, and whether you’re already familiar with this wonderful whisky, or discovering it for the first time.”
To mark the official opening last week, Talisker invited multi-record-breaking wild swimmer Ross Edgley and Skye-based artist, adventurer and conservationist Katie Tunn to Talisker.
Ambassador Edgley said: “It’s impossible to visit Skye and not feel like you’re on an adventure, it just oozes out of the place. The experience at Talisker embodies this adventurous spirit and is truly worth a visit.
“What you’ve got here is a truly unique whisky experience in a stunning setting, with its opportunity to get out into the wild and come back here to one of the many tastings and tours, there are so many reasons to keep returning to this beautiful island.”
The Skye-based distillery is the sixth site to be overhauled as part of Diageo’s Scotch whisky tourism investment.
In July this year, Diageo opened the new Singleton visitor centre and marked the occasion with a celebratory single malt.