Talisker - made by the sea

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. Talisker is a Single Malt Whisky made on the shores of Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged, yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. Few whiskies tell the story of their origins better than those crafted at this distillery. Talisker’s smell and taste instantly connect you with the wild and stormy Isle.

THE DISTILLERY

The oldest and working distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. The latest addition to the family is Talisker Skye. Crafted to reflect the beautiful landscape of the distillery’s island home; Talisker is an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt that’s so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.

Global Brand Ambassador

Sam Branson

Sam strongly believes in the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone, challenging yourself and that there is no such thing as failure. His passion for adventure and the environment has seen him endure many challenges – most notably embarking on a 1,400 mile, three-month, dogsled expedition to the Arctic to raise awareness around climate change. As a global ambassador for Talisker, he recently documented his excursions on Isle of Skye.


Nordic brand Ambassador

Emma Reid

Emma grew up in Scotland's two most famous whisky regions, Islay & Speyside, as a result she has a strong heritage in whisky production. With West Coast roots, Emma is passionate about the Scottish Islands, in particular the Isle of Skye, and is starting an exciting new adventure becoming the first ever Brand Ambassador for Talisker Single Malt in the Nordics.


TALISKER SODA & PEPPER

TALISKER SODA & PEPPER

50ml Talisker
150ml soda (or tonic – depends on market)
1pinch Ground Green Pepper


Fill a glass with ice. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour Talisker Storm and soda into the glass. Using a jigger, measure 50ml Talisker and 150ml soda into the glass. Garnish with ground green pepper.

TALISKER MADE BY THE SEA SOUR

TALISKER MADE BY THE SEA SOUR

50ml Talisker
25ml lime juice
15ml simple syrup
Celery bitters: 3 dashes
1 egg white
Garnish with fennel

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake heavily. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with fennel.

The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier

40 ml Talisker Skye
20 ml eau de vie infused with raspberries
10 ml Amaro Ciociaro
20 ml lemon
10 ml oj
Egg white
Rose lemonade
Garnish with nutmeg and raspberry powder

Dry shake, shake, double strain. Big chunk of is in a Whisky glass.

By Christian Grevius - Haymarket Stockholm, Sweden.

Fly to the Skye

Fly to the Skye

3 blackberries
2 cl Talisker 10 Y
2 cl Cointreau
2 cl juniper syrup
2 cl limejuice
1 egg white
Smoke 
Garnish with a juniper bush

Muddle three black raspberries in the shaker. Add all of the ingredients. Dry shake and then shake on ice. Smoke it on a bottle with smoke from juniper bush. Double strain the drink into our special ordered cocktail glass, with a eagle stem (or a martini glass). No ice. Garnish with a juniper bush. 

 By Kim Olsen - Scandic Ørnen, Bergen, Norway.

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Curran

Curran

50 ml Talisker Skye
10 ml PX Sherry
10 ml Heather Honey syrup
20 ml Lemon Juice
60 ml Carrot Juice
2 dashes Tabasco
3 dashes Worchester sauce
Pinch 2/1 freshly grinded white/black pepper

Shake everything and garnish with carrot top, honey suckle and pickled baby carrot.

By Casper Riewe - Duck and Cover, Copenhagen, Denmark.