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 Isle of Skye is renowned for its rich, varied landscape – from its soft, serene shores to the dark, jagged peaks of the Cuillin Mountains. Talisker Skye is the distillery’s ode to these appealing contrasts, with a smoky sweetness, maritime notes and a spicy edge.
Talisker Storm offers the drinker Talisker’s full maritime majesty, all unfettered elemental power and confidence.
Talisker Dark Storm
Dark Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in heavily-charred oak casks for an intensely smoky flavour, designed to capture the wild, untamed spirit of a full-blown storm at sea.
Talisker Port Ruighe
Double matured in port casks, this malt is a toast to the Scottish traders who braved the high seas and were instrumental in the foundation of the port wine trade. Port Ruighe, pronounced ‘Portree’ is the Gaelic spelling of the once-bustling trading port on Skye. The port finish combines Talisker’ s powerful maritime character with succulent sweet notes of rich berry fruits for a superb taste experience.
Talisker 10 Year Old
The classic stalwart of the Talisker family. The perfect companion for when the day is done, smooth, smoky with a comforting afterglow.
Talisker Destillers Edition
There’s near perfection in the bittersweet harmony, which is such an enthralling feature of this truly classic whisky, as its crisp peat softens, not to pepper, but to rich, sweet, juicy fruit.
Talisker 57° North
Talisker 57° North takes its name from this remote, rugged and windswept distillery’s latitude. And rightly so, because this is an untamed, natural expression of the Talisker’s full power: a volcanic, intensely appealing flavour that most drinkers will have only experienced in a cask strength bottling.
Talisker 18 Year Old
An award-winning whisky with wonderful sweetness and warmth, intertwined with just a thread of smoke. Rich and soft but still assertive.
Talisker 30 Year Old
This mild-mannered, more mature Talisker, is elegant, scented but with plenty of personality and unmistakable character.
Talisker Neist Point
Named after the headland on the Isle of Skye’s westernmost shore, Neist Point’s depth of flavour showcases the Talisker distillery’s supreme skill and flair – combining spicy, powerful, rich and sweet elements from a hand-selected palette of rare, smooth matured stocks to create an intense Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
40 ml Talisker Skye
20 ml eau de vie infused with raspberries
10 ml Amaro Ciociaro
20 ml lemon
10 ml oj
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.
2 cl Talisker 10 Y
2 cl Cointreau
2 cl juniper syrup
2 cl limejuice
1 egg white
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.
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.