What makes Talisker single malt Scotch whisky so special? As an experienced team, we've all seen fashions come and go in whisky making, but not in our distillery. For over 175 years, our distillation process has remained virtually unchanged. Even a fire in 1960 wasn't going to stop us from making Talisker the traditional way. Instead, we painstakingly recreated our unique wash stills, meticulously following the original design in a typically Skylan triumph of quiet perseverance over adversity.
Over the years we may have introduced the necessary health and safety improvements, but despite the seemingly relentless march of progress, we will always double-distil the spirit to create a rich, deep character embodying the maritime characteristics of a whisky made by the sea. Our attention to detail means we will always produce a great dram. You'd expect nothing less of our unique distillery located on the shores of Loch Harport.
I'm restless at heart so you'll find me poking my nose into the mash tun, the washbacks and the spirit safe at all hours. I'll even visit the shop to see how things are there, no detail is too small to be overlooked.
Mark Lochhead, Distillery Manager