You’d be mad to come to Skye and not A. see it in all its glory on an epic sea adventure and B. taste its finest produce…in the form of a sweet, smoky dram. We’re lucky enough that SeaSkye take off only 200m away from the O.G of distilleries in Skye: Talisker. This means that you can easily round off one of our boat trips exploring the rugged Skye coastline, by sipping on a peaty Talisker whisky on the shores of Loch Harport in Carbost.
Founded in 1830 by brothers Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill from the Isle of Eigg, Talisker survived fire and war to become one of the country’s top selling malts. It is renowned for its full bodied, smoky flavour. The distillery itself is now a popular hot spot for visitors to the island who want to learn of the rich history surrounding this Skye whisky.
You can read about the history of the distillery if you follow this link: https://www.malts.com/en-row/single-malt-whisky-history/talisker/
Talisker Neist Point
The SeaSkye team’s favourite Talisker dram is named Neist Point. It is made in a selection of different aged, rare casks and has a complex mix of fruity, sweet and peppery flavours – just delicious! It’s even more special to us as it takes its name from the famous Neist Point Lighthouse, a Skye landmark that we venture to daily on the incredible ‘Neist Point Explorer’ trip.
Talisker offer a selection of guided tours ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Each of which are tailored to suit whisky connoisseurs and rookies alike. Experience the atmosphere and smells of salt sprey and warm mash as you are guided around the inner workings of the distillery. And discover exactly how this world-famous whisky is made.
Book Your Trip
You can enjoy Talisker as it’s meant to be enjoyed; to warm you up after a day at sea. Just speak to one of our friendly guides about combining a SeaSkye trip with a jaunt around the distillery. Or a trip on the Neist Point Explorer followed by a Neist Point Talisker dram.
You can contact us here. Or you can book a tour direct with Talisker on their website at: https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/talisker/
But if it’s only a tipple you’re after you can head to their cosy bar. Which is open daily from 11 – 4.15…we may even join you there!