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TALISKER   8 years old 45,8 %            
The Golden Spirit of the Isle of Skye
John Walker & Sons Ltd, Kilmarnock
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY

TALISKER   8 years old 40 %            
Isle of Skye Pure Highland Malt
Proprietors: Dailuaine - Talisker Distilleries Ltd
Talisker Distillery, Isle of Skye
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY

TALISKER   10 years old 45,8%       INFO      
CLASSIC MALTS
The Only Single Malt Scotch Whisky from
The Isle of Skye
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Skye

TALISKER   12 years old 43%            
The Golden Spirit of the Isle of Skye
John Walker & Sons Ltd, Kilmarnock
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY

TALISKER   geen leeftijd vermelding 60.0 %     INFO
This is a special vatting of
Natural Cask Strenght Talisker
for sale only at the distillery
Limited Edition
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

VINTAGE ISLAND    8 years old 57 %   INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY         
Cask Strenght
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd,
Edinburgh

TALISKER  25 years old 59,9 %                
ANNUAL SPECIAL BOTTLING
Natural Cask Strenght Talisker
Distilled 1975
Bottled 2001
Limited Edition
Genummerde  flessen
6000 bottles
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

DIRECTORS TACTICAL SELECTION   31 years old 50 %
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o                  
A Single Cask Bottling
Distilled October 1970
Bottled January 2002
Finished in Sherry Cask -
minimum 6 months
222 Bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TALISKER   27 years old 46 %                  
DIRECTORS TACTICAL SELECTION
THE OLD MALT CASK
SPECIAL CASK STRENGHT
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled October 1973
Bottled February 2001
264 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TALISKER  26 years old 45,5 %                 
DIRECTORS TACTICAL SELECTION
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
SPECIAL CASK STRENGHT
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled May 1974
Bottled August 2000
282 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TALISKER    19 years old 50 %                 
DIRECTORS TACTICAL SELECTION
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled December 1980
Bottled October 2000
348 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TALISKER  11 years old 50 %                  
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled March 1988
Bottled September 1999
374 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TALISKER    22 years old 50 %        
DIRECTORS TACTICAL SELECTION
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled January 1979
Bottled January 2001
288 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

TALISKER   20 years old 62 %   INFO           
SPECIAL CLASSIC MALTS
CASK STRENGHT
Distilled in 1981
Bottled in 2002
Sherry-cask whisky
Non chill-filtered
Limited Edition
9000 Genummerde flessen
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   25 years 57,8%                 
CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND
SPECIAL REALEASES 2004
Fine Cask Strenght Single Malt Whiskies
4th ANNUAL EDITION
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Skye
Distilled 1979
Bottled 2004
21000 Numbered Bottles
Natural Cask Strenght
From Refill Casks
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   18 years 45,8%       INFO            
CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND
The Only Single Malt
Scotch Whisky From
The Isle of Skye
LAT 57 17.9 N, LON 6 21.5 W
Talisker Distillery, Carbost,
Isle of Skye

TALISKER   20 years old 58,8 %                
CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND
SPECIAL RELEASES 2003
Natural Cask Strenght
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Skye
Distilled in 1982
Bottled in 2003
From Refill Casks
Annual Bottling
Limited Edition
12000 Bottles
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   45,8 %                       
CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND
SPECIAL RELEASES 2005
Lat 57 17.9 N, Long 6 21.5 W
The Only Single Malt
Scotch Whisky
From The Isle of Skye
SPECIAL VATTED FROM
SELECTED CASKS TO CELEBRATE   
THE 175th ANNIVERSARY OF
THE TALISKER DISTILLERY
1830   -   2005
Limited Edition
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   25 years  old 57,2 %      
CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND
Lat  57  17.9 N,   Long  21.5 W
SPECIAL RELEASES 2005
Annual Release
Fifth Limited Release
Distilled 1980
From Refill Casks
Bottled in 2005
Natural Cask Strenght Talisker
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Isle of Skye
Limited Edition
Numbered Bottles
Bottle No. 00001
15600 Bottles
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   30 years  old 51,9 %       INFO   
CLASSIC MALTS SELECTION
SPECIAL RELEASES 2006
LAT 57  17.9 N, LONG 6  21.5 W
Fine Cask Strenght Single Malt Whiskies
EIGHT AND OLDEST LIMITED RELEASE
TO BE OFFERED BY THE DISTILLERY
Single Malt Whisky From The Isle of Skye
Distilled 1976
Bottled in 2006
Natural Cask Strenght
Limited Edition
3000 bottles individually numbered bottles
available world-wide
120 bottles available for the Netherlands
From American Oak and European Oak
Refill casks
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   25 years  old 56,9 %                  
CLASSIC MALTS SELECTION
SPECIAL RELEASES 2006
LAT 57  17.9 N, LONG 6  21.5 W
Fine Cask Strenght Single Malt Whiskies
Annual Release
Seventh limited release
Distilled 1981
From American Oak refill casks
Bottled in 2006
Natural Cask Strenght
Single Malt Whisky Isle of Skye
Limited Edition
4860 individually numbered bottles
available world-wide
240 bottles available for the Netherlands
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER       13 years old  45,8 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY                                         
THE  DISTILLERS  EDITION
DOUBLE  MATURED
Jerez Amoroso Cask - Wood
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
LAT  57o  17'  9 N.  LONG  06o  21'.  5 W
The Only Single Malt Scotch Whisky
from the Isle of Skye
TD - S: 5  IU
Distilled 1993
Bottled 2006
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   14 years old 45,8 %                                         
THE  DISTILLERS  EDITION
DOUBLE  MATURED
Jerez Amoroso Cask - Wood
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
LAT  570  17'  9N.  LONG  06o  21'.  5 W
The Only Single Malt  Whisky
From the Isle of Skye
TD - S: 5 JV
Distilled 1993
Bottled 2007
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER  Aged 30 years 49,5 %     INFO                 
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
SPECIAL  RELEASES  2 0 0 8
LAT  57o  17o.  9 N,  LONG  06o  21o .  5 W
Natural Cask Strenght Talisker
The only Single Malt of Scotch Whisky from
The Isle of Skye
Non Chill - Filtered
Limited Edition
Individually Numbered Bottles
2970 Bottles
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER             20 years old   57.2   %   INFO                          
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled March 1989
Cask type Refill Hogshead / Ex Bourbon
1 of 202 bottles
Society Single Cask 14.17
The Scotch Single Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Earth - shaking and eye - watering'

TALISKER           5 7o  NO R T H      57 %  INFO
COMPASS
LAT  57  1 Z 9o  N, LONG  6  2 L  5o  W
The Only Single Malt Scotch Whisky
from The Isle of Skye
SPECIAL  CASK  STRENGHT  TALISKER
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER          Aged  30 years  57.3 %
LAT  57o  17'.  9 N,  LONG  06o  21;. 5  W
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
NATURAL  CASK  STRENGHT  TALISKER
Bottled in 2010
Limited Edition
Individually numbered bottles  2958
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER   30  years  old  53.1 %
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
SPECIAL  RELEASES  2009
LAT  57o  17’. 9 N,  LONG  06o  21’. 5 W
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
NATURAL  CASK  STRENGHT  TALISKER
Distilled 1979
Bottled 2009
LIMITED  EDITION
3000 bottles individually numbered
available world – wide
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye.

TALISKER
LAT 56o  17.9 N, LONG 06o  21.3 W                                   
STORM
A warm welcome from a wild sea
Made by the sea
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The only distillery on the Isle of Skye
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

TALISKER  45,8 %                                    
LAT  57' 17'. 9 N.  LONG  06' 21'. 5 W
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
2 0 0 0
THE  DISTILLERS  EDITION
DOUBLE  MATURED
JEREZ  AMOROSO  CASK  WOOD
TD - S: 5 N Z
Bottled 2011
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The only Single Malt Scotch Whisky
from the Isle of Skye
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye
                          
TALISKER  45,8 %                                                
Est. 1830
LAT  5 7'  1 7' . 9 N.  LONG  0 6'  2 1'.  5  W
The only Distillery on The Isle of Skye
T D - S:  5 P B
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
THE  DISTILLERS  EDITION
DOUBLE  MATURED  IN  AMOROSO  CASK  WOOD
FOR  A  RICHER  ROUNDED  FLAVOUR
Made by The Sea
From the rugged western shores of the Isle of Skye
comes a richly flavoured maritime malt with a
warming afterglow, so easy to enjoy yet, like Skye
itself so hard to leave
Distilled 2002
Bottled in 2013
Certified by The Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye

Highland Malt
The Western Islands
Skye
TALISKER (1830)

Carbost, Isle of Skye. Licentiehouder: Dailuaine - Talisker Distilleries Ltd. Onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (S.M.D.) De maltdivisie van United Distillers Ltd. Eigendom Guinness.
De gebroeders Hugh en Kenneth MacAskill kwamen in 1825 van Eigg naar Skye en voerden het hier nieuwe systeem in om land te huren, de kleine boeren (crofter' weg te jagen en schapen van het Cheviot ras op het land te laten grazen.
Er was juist ontdekt dat dit ras de strenge winters op de Hebriden goed kon doorstaan, en het houden van schapen bracht meer geld op dan wat mensen konden opbrengen met het verzamelen van zeewier, (kelp), tot dan het hoofdmiddel van bestaan op de eilanden in de Hebriden.
Kelp werd gebruikt in de glasindustrie, en de 'keipers' moesten van de landeigenaren de zeewier verzamelen die de oogst tegen een door hun vastgestelde prijs afnamen en doorverkochten.
In 1825 verwierven de twee broers de rechten om Talisker House te huren van Colonel MacLeod of MacLeod, eigenaar van Skye.
De naam stamt van het Keltische Talamh Sgeir, wat echo rots betekent.
In 1830 werd de distilleerderij gesticht door de MacAskill's die ze de naam Talisker gaven.
Kenneth MacAskill, die Talisker leidde stierf in 1854.
Zijn broer Hugh, die Calgary Castle en het landgoed Mornish op Muil verwierf stierf in 1863.
Hugh's schoonzoon, Donald MacLennon werd huurder van Talisker, maar door extreem slecht weer en daardoor misoogsten in de jaren 1830 - 1840 sloten veel distilleerderijen en MacLennon ging bankroet..
Omstreeks 1868 was J.R.W. Anderson de huurder van Talisker die wegens fraude met de handel in whisky, die hij niet bezat maar wel verkocht, in de gevangenis belandde en bankroet ging.
Talisker werd verkocht voor E 1.810.
De nieuwe eigenaars waren Alexander Grigor Allan, deelgenoot in Grigor & Young, juridisch adviseurs, en één van de eigenaars van Glenlossie en Roderick Kemp, wijn- en drankenhandelaar te Aberdeen.
Zij investeerden enorm in Talisker door uitbreidingen en moderniseringen. Talisker produceerde toen 160.000 liter spirit per jaar.
In 1892 gingen Allan en Kemp uit elkaar, omdat MacLeod of MacLeod, eigenaar van Skye niet toestaan dat er een aanleg pier zou worden gebouwd bij Talisker.
Kleine stoomboten 'puffers' moesten op afstand van de kust blijven om te lossen en laden, dat soms midden in de nacht, dat bracht verliezen en gevaren mee.
Kemp stappte uit, Allan bleef.
Talisker werd gewaardeerd op E 25.070 en Allan betaalde Kemp E 12000 voor zijn deel.

Roderick Kemp kocht Macallan.
Allan stierf in 1895 en zijn erven droegen de licentie over aan The Talisker Distillery Co, Ltd.
In 1898 fuseerden The Talisker Distillery Co, Ltd met The Dailuaine Distillery Co, Ltd en gingen verder als Dailuaine - Talisker Distilleries Co, Ltd.
Directeur en groot aandeelhouder werd Thomas Mackenzie.
Er werd uitgebreid en in 1900 kwam de pier en een tramweg tussen de distilleerderij en pier werd aangelegd.
Toen Mackenzie in 1916 stierf kwam een meerderheids belang in handen van een consortium van John Dewar & Sons Ltd, W.P. Lowrie & Company Ltd, een dochteronderneming van James Buchanan & Company Ltd, The Distillers Company Ltd en John Walker & Sons Ltd.
In 1925 fuseerden deze ondernemingen tot The Distillers Company Ltd en Dailuaine - Talisker Distilleries Ltd werd hiervan een onderdeel.
Tot 1928 werd het drievoudig distilleersysteem toegepast. Talisker werd gesloten van 1941 tot 1945.
Op 22 November 1960 ging een groot deel van Talisker in vlammen op en met de herbouw werd ook de lay-out van Talisker verbeterd.
Talisker heropende in 1962.
Sinds 1972 worden de vijf ketels, twee wash stills en drie spirit stills met stoom verhit.
Ook in 1972 verdween de vloermouterij.
De kantoren, het huis van de manager en lagerpakhuis No. 3 zijn de enige gebouwen van voor 1960.
In 1988 werd een bezoekerscentrum geopend.
In 1997 werd geheel verbouwd.
De vijf met stoomverhitte ketels geven de distilleerderij een kapaciteit van 1^ miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
Het proceswater komt van de Cnoc nan Speireag en is heel turf houdend, het koelwater van de Carbost Burn.
Talisker wordt uitgebracht in de serie 'Classic Malts' en 'Distillers Edition'
Jaarlijks worden er 50.000 dozen als single malt whisky verkocht.
De Mash tun is 7.7 ton.
ER staan zes Wash backs van elk 50.000 liter.
De twee Wash stills hebben een inhoud van elk 10.000 liter, de drie Spirit stills elk 7479 liter en worden met stoom verhit.
Talisker heeft geen distilleerderij kat, maar een hond, de Golden Retriever Glen.
Guinness nam Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd in 1986 over en in 1987 The Distillers Company Ltd.
Beiden tegen hun zin.
In 1988 werden beide groepen van bedrijven samengevoegd en de nieuwe naam werd United Distillers Ltd.

Op 12 Mei 1997 wordt de fusie bekend gemaakt tussen Guinness en Grand Metropolitan. Op 22 Oktober 1997 wordt de nieuwe naam van de gefuseerden bekend gemaakt: Diageo.
Op 31 Maart 1988 wordt het ginmerk Bombay en het whiskymerk Dewar gekocht door Bacardi Martini voor E 1,5 miljard.
Het afstoten van de twee merken was een voorwaarde van de autoriteiten in de V.S. voor goedkeuring van de fusie.
Onderdeel van deze verkoop houdt ook in de overname van de distilleerderijen Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie en Royal Brackla door Bacardi Martini.
Balmenach wordt in December 1997 verkocht aan Inver House.
Charlie Smith, de distilleerderij manager gaat met pensioen en wordt opgevogd door William McDougal.
Charlie Smith was drie jaar manager van Talisker en was hiervoor manager van Dufftown, Cardhu en Glenkinchie.
Augustus 2007
Ter gelegenheid van het tienjarige bestaan van de Vrienden van de Classic Malts wordt een 12 jaar oude Talisker uitgebracht.

CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND
October 2005
De Classic Malts of Scotland serie, bestaande uit:
Glenkinchie 10 years old,
Dalwhinnie 15 years old,
Cragganmore 12 years old,
Oban 14 years old,
Talisker 10 years old,
Lagavulin 16 years old

verandert van samenstelling
Oban 14 year old wordt vervangen door Glen Elgin 12 years old, Lagavulin 16 years old wordt vervangen door Caol Ila 12 years old
Dit komt omdat de betrokken distilleerderijen de produktie niet meer aankunnen.

CLASSIC MALT SELECTION
tegelijkertijd wordt onder de naam Classic Malts Selection een 3- Bottle Plinth uitgebracht met:
Glen Elgin 12 years old,
Talisker 10 years old,
Caol Ila 12 years old

Glen Elgin
Speyside
12 years old
FRUITY
Natuur geuren 15 %
Fruitigheid 60 %
Turf 10 %
Houttonen 15 %
deze malt kenmerkt zich door zijn volle en zachte smaak met een explosie van vers geel fruit
Talisker
Skye
10 years old
POWERFUL
Natuur geuren
Fruitigheid 30 %
Turf 70 %
Houttonen
een aromatische, explosieve en prikkelende malt van Skye die uiteindelijk ook zoete tonen laat proeven
CAOL ILA
Islay
12 years old
SMOKY
Natuur geuren 50 %
Fruitigheid
Turf 50 %
Houttonen
een malt met een duidelijk karakter, krachtig compleet met zee-aroma's en de geur van hout-vuur.

Talisker Distillery
Carbost, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire
Talisker Distillery is situated on the shore of Loch Harport, within sight of the Cuillins, in a setting of unspoiled natural beauty. It was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill. They came from Eigg, where their father had been the doctor for the Small Isles and a tacksman. Hugh followed this business of holding and subletting leases of land. He acquired the tack of Talisker House and the north end of the Minginish peninsula from Macleod of Macleod in 1825. It had just been discovered that the Cheviot breed of sheep could survive the Hebridean winter; so he cleared out the crofters to make way for sheep farming. Five years later, with his brother Kenneth, bank agent in Portree, he obtained a lease of 21 acres (8.5 hectares) at Carbost, to build a distillery named after his elegant house.
A former minister of the parish, the Rev. Roderick MacLeod (Maighstir Ruaridh, an eminent evangelical preacher) described"the erection and establishment of a whisky distillery" at Carbost as "one of the greatest curses that, in the ordinary course of Providence, could befall it or any other place". This outburst, printed in 1843 in the New Statistical Account of Scotland, was inspired by zeal for total abstinence.
Kenneth MacAskill, who had managed the distillery, died at Carbost in 1854. His brother Hugh, who had inherited Calgary Castle and the estate of Mornish on Mull, died in 1863. The distillery lease was transferred to a son-in-law, Donald MacLennan, whose assets were sequestrated in the same year. By 1868, or earlier, the leaseholder was J.R.W. Anderson, a controversial character. It was reported in an Inverness newspaper, The Highlander, on 20 February 1880, that he had been tried on charges of defrauding "certain parties in the South by pretending that he had placed some whisky in bonded warehouses for them and thus received payment". He was found guilty, but as he had already spent six months in gaol, was sentenced to just two additional months' imprisonment. He was already bankrupt, and the plant, the goodwill and the lease of Talisker were sold for £1,810.
There was nothing wrong, however, with the reputation of the product. Murray's classic Handbook for Travellers in Scotland, 1875, noted that Carbost was "celebrated for its distillery" and R.L. Stevenson named it in a poem, The Scotsman's Return from Abroad, 1880:
"The King o'drinks, as I conceive it,
Talisker, Isla or Glenlivet."
The new owners were men of substance. Alexander Grigor Allan was a partner in Grigor & Young, solicitors, Elgin, Procurator Fiscal of Morayshire and one of the owners of Glenlossie Distillery. Roderick Kemp was a wine and spirit merchant in Aberdeen. They invested substantial sums in rebuilding and refitting Talisker. Alfred Barnard described it in The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, 1887: "The old part of the work is built in the form of a quadrangle, but such important additions have been made to it from time to time during the past nine years that the Distillery has almost lost its identity . . . Two-thirds of the property are of modern construction, and contain all the newest appliances and vessels known in the art of distilling". These included "a special horizontal engine of ten-horse power", and a steam boiler, to drive the malt mill, the mashing machinery, and various pumps. Barley and other stores were imported in small coasting steamers to within fifty yards of the distillery, and carted, at low tide, when the boats were accessible, to the granaries. Annual output of whisky averaged 0 gallons.

Allan and Kemp dissolved their partnership in 1892, when the business was valued at £25,070. Allan took over, paying Kemp (who bought Macallan Distillery on Speyside) £0 for his share. Three years later, Allan's trustees assigned the lease to The Talisker Distillery Co. Ltd. That company merged in 1898 with The Dailuaine Distillery Co. Ltd., of Morayshire, to form Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd. Thomas Mackenzie, DL, JP, became the managing director, and a major shareholder, of the new company. It extended the premises in 1900, and built a pier, a tramway between it and the distillery, and houses to accommodate employees and the excise officer. A feu charter replaced the leases in 1914.
Mackenzie's death led in 1916 to the acquisition of a majority interest in the company by a consortium consisting of John Dewar & Sons Ltd.,  W.P.  Lowrie & Company Ltd.  (a subsidiary ofJames Buchanan & Company Ltd.), The Distillers Company Limited and John Walker & Sons Ltd. With the merger of all of these companies in 1925 under the name of The Distillers Company Limited, Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd. became a subsidiary of that company.
Talisker Distillery was closed from 1941 to 1945 as a result of wartime difficulties, including severe restrictions on the supply of barley to distillers. The stillhouse was destroyed by fire on 22 November 1960 and production again ceased. The decision was made to carry out a major exercise of replanning, rebuilding and re-equipment. The five stills that had been lost were replaced with five exact copies and converted from hand-firing to a mechanical stoker system. The distillery re-opened in 1962. The two wash stills and three spirit stills were converted to steam heating from an oil-fired boiler in 1972. The floor makings were closed in the same year and demolished. The offices, the manager's house and No 3 warehouse are the only buildings built before 1960.
Until the 1960's most supplies and outward cargo were delivered to and from the distillery pier by coasters, and by SMD's motor vessel Pibroch in the summer months. Today oil still arrives by sea. Road transport via the Kyleakin ferry is used for delivering malt and empty casks and for the outward conveyance of whisky.
Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. operate the distillery and own 9 houses for occupation by employees. The site occupies about 10 or 12 acres (4 to 5 hectares). Process water is taken from a burn that rises on the slopes of Cnoc nan Speireag ("Hawk Hill") and cooling water from the Carbost Burn which has its source on the peaty saddle separating the village from Gleann Oraid.
Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd. hold the distiller's licence. Most of the output is used for blending, but a proportion of the make is bottled as a single malt by The Distillers Agency Ltd. of Edinburgh.

THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd
Douglas House 18, Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow G 3 6 E Q.
In 1949 Fred Douglas Laing established Douglas Laing & Co primarily as a blender and bottler for his Scotch Whisky blends The King of Scots and House of Peers, which are available today internationally.
Large stocks and reserves of aging Malts in particular, were laid down by Mr. Laing, many being guarded for 25 - 30 years specifically for the older blends such as the 25 and 30 Year Old KING OF SCOTS.
With more than 50 different Malts in stock, over the last 50 years from filling programme, it was obvious that the Malt Master would have certain favourites. These have variously been chalked off the times of regular quality control, as being of particular qualitative interest; both commercially, and for the pleasure of the Directors. It has been their particular perk, benefit and privelege to nose and taste some of the finest quality samples indicative of the Distillers's art.
It was judged by the two current owners/directors (sons of the founder, so nepotism is not dead!) that some of these stocks were 'too good to blend'. And so the OLD MALT CASK selection was developed in 1999 to extend those perks and benefits beyond the Director's tasting suite!
Initially it was felt that 50 different Malts commemorating the Company's 50th Anniversary would be approciate. That tally has now been exeeded but our preferred strenght of 50 X alc/vol is maintained. We believe this strenght creates a fine, round, full quality for various Malts when taken 'neat'. It also allows the regular consumer to know precisely how much or little water should be added to this artisan and craftman's distillate.
These selected Malt Whiskies have waited many years to reach their classic heights of qua-lity. Not only with your health in mind, but with a view to greater enjoyment, may we suggest that in the style of the founder, whose signature endorses your Malt, you enjoy its glass leisurely and slowly.
Douglas Laing.

TALISKER
The only Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Isle of Skye
From the western shored of the Isle of Skye in the tall shadows of the Cuillin Hills, comes a single malt like no other.
Drink in all the rich, golden drama of a Skye sunset in this alluring, sweet, full-bodied spirit with a warming afterglow, so easy enjoy yet, like Skye itself, so hard to leave.
Talisker (from the Norse, Thalas Gair, meaning Sloping Rock) is Skye's only single malt.
Made here by Loch Harport since Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill founded their distillery in 1830, its character is as unchanging as the Cuillin Hills, whose jagged peaks dominate the distant view. A soft, smoky nose introduces Talisker's deep, sweet taste, rich in barley-malt. First enticing, smooth and golden, yet soon growing in intensity, this is a robust malt to enjoy from the ouset, not to sip cautiously.
Tradition counts at Talisker. Surviving a disatrous fire in 1960, the distillery was rebuilt around exact copies of the old pot stills, preserving a method of distillation found nowhere else. Today the product of this care for the past values attracts devotees world-wide.
Talisker is for many the complete, even the only malt. It is full-bodied, smooth yet rugged with a huge, long and warming finish, giving a wonderful, quite Hebridean afterglow.
Talisker is the unforgettable Island destination on a journey around Scotland's six malt whisky making regions.
The other Classic Malts are: Glenkinchie, Lowland, Dalwhinnie, Highland, Cragganmore, Spey-side, Oban, West Highland and Lagavulin, Islay.
Voorjaar 1999 kregen de Edrington Group en Highland Distillers verschil van mening over het niet of wel aanhouden van de beursnotering.
September 1999 wordt bekend dat Edrington en William Grant & Sons samen Highland Distillers overnemen. De naam van de nieuwe onderneming luidt: The 1887 Company, wat slaat op het stichtingsjaar van Highland Distillers.
Edrington verkrijgt 70 %-, William Grant & Sons 30 % van de aandelen'.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.


A Natural Place
On the wild, western side of the Isle of Skye, in the lee of the Cuillin range, the River Drynoch winds through a wild glen to the sea at Loch Harport, flanked by the narrow single-track road that is scattered community's fragile link to the world.
Here since 1830, in the Gaelic-speaking village of Carbost, a mere handful of men have crafted one of the world's great malt whiskies.
Talisker's soft, peaty water rises from fourteen underground springs in Hawk Hill (Cnoc nan Speirag) beside the distillery. As the name suggests, it's home to birds of prey, which include majestic Peregrine Falcons.
Nature plays a part in verything at Talisker, Skye's only distillery. The sweet thunder of its' malt embodies the spirit of this mountainous, storm-lashed island and its strong, steadfast people.
A Wild Beauty
When Dr. Johnson and his biographer, Boswell, stayed at Talisker House in 1773, they enjoyed the wild beauty of its setting. Cultivation began close on two hundred years ago, as tenants of the Talisker estate (the name comes from the Norse, Thlas Gair, meaning 'Sloping Rock') cleared the land for sheep farming.
Brothers Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill soon took over the lease, to farm sheep and to build one of the new model distilleries. Despite the prohibitionist protestations of local preacher, Roderick Macleod, Talisker Distillery soon began making whisky in Carbost, at the head of Loch Harport.
Life was hard. Within ten years Hugh and his wife were organising relief of the local poor during a potato famine. They were not succesful distillers and having inherited estates on Mull, Hugh gave up first his lease on the land and finally, in 1848, his interest in the distillery itself.
Despite a later owner's claim that 'there is not a whisky gets a better reputation in the market' and Robert Louis Stevenson's famous 1880 reference to ' The King 0' Drinks' Talisker was not easy to operate, and two more who tried went bankrypt during the distillery's first fifty years. As in other cases, though, improvements in communications soon brought better management, led by Alexander Grigor Allan and Aberdeen merchant Roderick Kemp. After almost twenty years, Allan merged his interests with those of the ambitious Thomas Mackenzie, forming Dai-luaine-Talisker Distilleries. Now, Talisker was one of the largest selling single whiskies in the country.
As the twentieth century dawned the distillery had acquired its own pier, purpose built tramway and tied cottages for the expanding, if still small, workforce. Then, as now, they were Gaelic speakers, still under Mackenzie's watchful eye. Between the wars, abondoning the original form of triple distillation common throughout Scotland had no adverse effect and Talisker's popularity ensured that the distillery continued in production throughout the difficult Thirties, beiing silenced only during the Second World War as barley supplies became resticted.
The old ways were followed into the late 1950s, when most supplies and most outbound cargo were still carried in the distillery's own coaster, M.V. Pibroch. But some change was forced by a 1960 disaster when the still-house was destroyed by fire. Even then, exact copies, still heated externally by coal furnaces, replaced the five stills lost. Only in 1972 did modernisation reach Skye, as the stills were converted to steam heating and the original floor maltings were closed.

Often sold as an 8 year old single malt, Talisker continued to enjoy an international reputation throughout the 1980s, bu by 1989 a new 10 year old expression, bottled at the unusually high strenght of 45,8 %, had been introduced. It became one of the Classic Malts, and since then has gone from strenght to strenght.
In the mid-nineties came the first of the six Trophies as Best Single Malt under 12 Years so far awarded to Talisker 10 year old at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Restoration work and improvements later in the decade brought a new copper mash tun and five new wooden worm tubs, each carefully modelled on the old
The present series of Special Releases of Talisker began in 2001, with the release of just 100 bottles of a fabled 28 year old. Since then an award-winning 20 or 25 year old Special Edition has been released annually, and acclaimed regular bottling of the 18 year old was introduced in 2004.
A Golden Spirit
This quite superb 30 year old non chill-filtered bottling of Talisker at its natural cask strenght reveals all the deep power and roundness of character that devotees of this powerful Island malt could wish for. Clean, clear and very pure, the nose is surprisingly accessible and immediately maritime. Soft-bodied, this elegant, sweet-starting malt whisky drinks well at natural strenght or with a little water and shows great maturity. Smoke makes its presence felt as the temperature builds to a classic and characteristic cresendo in the long, warming; black-pepper finish.

A Natural Place

       In the stormy shadow of the Cuillin mountain range on the remote Isle of Skye, flanked
       by a narrow single - track road that links a scattered community to the world, the River
       Drynoch winds through a wild glen to reach the sea

       Since 1830 a mere handful of men have crafted one of the world's great malt whiskies
       here in the Gaelic - speaking village of Carbost on the shores of Loch Harport

      Talisker's soft, peaty water rises from fourteen underground springs in Hawk Hill (Cnoc
      nan Speirag) beside the distillery. As the name suggests, it is home to birds of prey,
      among them majestic Peregrine Falcons

     Nature    plays a part in everything at Talisker, Skye's only distillery. The sweet thunder
     of its malt, made by the sea in more than one sense, evokes the determined, maritime
     spirit of this mountainous, storm - lashed island and its strong, steadfast people

    A Wild Beauty

    When Dr. Johnson and his biographer, Boswell, stayed at Talisker House in 1773, they
    enjoyed the wild beauty of its setting

    Cultivation began close on two hundred years ago, as tenants of the Talisker estate (the
    name comes from the Norse, Thalas Gair, meaning "Sloping Rock") cleared the land
    for sheep farming

    Brothers Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill soon took over the lease, to farm sheep and to
    build one of the new model distilleries. Despite the prohibitionist protestations of lo-
    cal preacher, Roderick Macleod, Talisker Distillery soon began making whisky

    Life was hard. Within ten years Hugh and his wife were organising relief of the local
    poor during a potato famine. They were not successful distillers. Having inherited
   estates on Mull, Hugh first gave up his lease on the land then relinquished his interest
   in the distillery in 1848

   Despite a later owner's claim that "there is not a whisky gets a better reputation in the
   market"remote Talisker was not easy to operate in these early years, for all supplies
   had to be brought by sea and casks went to market by the same route. Two men who
   tried were bankrupted, before improvements in communication brought with them bet-
   ter management, led by Alexander Grigor Allan and Aberdeen merchant Roderick Kemp

    After almost twenty years, Allan merged his interests with those of the ambitious Thomas  
    Mackenzie, forming Dailuaine - Talisker Distilleries. Now, Talisker was one of the largest
    selling single whiskies in the country

   When the twentieth century dawned the distillery had acquired its own pier, purpose- built
   tramway and tied cottages for the expanding, if still small, workforce. Then, as now, they
   were Gaelic speakers, still under Mackenzie's watchful eye

   Between the wars, talisker abandoned the original form of triple distillation common
   throughout Scotland to no adverse effect and its popularity ensured that the distillery
   continued in production throughout the difficult Thirties. It was silenced only as barley
   supplies became restricted during the Second World War

  The old ways were followed into the late 1950s, when most supplies and most outbound
  cargo were still carried by sea in the distillery's own coaster, M V Pibroch. But some
  change was forced by a 1960 disaster when the still house was destroyed by fire. Even then,
  exact copies, still heated externally by coal furnaces, replaced the five stills lost. Only in
  1972 did modernisation reach Skye, as the stills were converted to steam heating and the
  original floor maltings were closed

  Often sold as an 8 year old single malt, talisker continued to enjoy an international reputa-
  tion throughout the 1980s but by 1987 a new 10 year old expression, bottled at the unusu-
  ally high strength of  45, 8 %, had  been introduced. It became one of the Classic Malts,
  and since then has gone from strength to strength

  Restoration work and improvements in the late ninties brought a new copper mash tun and
  five new wooden worm tubs, each carefully modelled on the old. By then the Talisker 10
  year old was winning wider recognition and with it, frequent awards at the prestigious
  International Wine and Spirit Competition (I W S C ). Notably, the 18 years old regular
  bottling was voted World's Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the 2007 World Whiskies
  Awards

  The presnt series of Special releases of Talisker began in 2001, with the release of just 100
  bottles of a fabled 28 year old. Since then Special Editions have been released annually
  of an award - winning 20 or 25 year old, joined more recently by this remarkable 30 year
  old

DIAGEO

April 2013

Diageo has named Teaninich near Alness as the location for its plans to build a new 50 million pound new malt whisky distillery and will be adjacent the existing Teaninich distillery
but will have its own name and indentity and will have the capacity to produce 13 million
litres of spirit p[er annum from its 16 stills.

Diageo also invest 12 million pound in expanding the Teaninich distillery to almost doubless capacity.

The site will also feature a bio - energy plant.

The work will begin in 2014.

Diageo also will invest in Mortlach distillery  in building a new still house and an other invest-
ment will be at Glendullan distillery to process co products in an anaerobic digestion process, producing bio - gas which will be used to power the Glendullan distillery.

There are also expansion and upgrade developments for more then 40 million pound in
Linkwood, Mannochmore, Glendullan, Dailuaine, Benrinnes, Inchgower, Cragganmore,
Glen Elgin, Glen Ord and in a new bio - energie plants in Glenlossie and Dailuaine.

Also new warehouse are build at Cluny near Kirkcaldy.

And at Talisker  a new visitor centre is build for a 1 million pound.

No whisky reveals the character of its                                                                                                                    birthplace better than Talisker
To know Talisker is to feel the power                                                                                            of the sea and sense its rugged location
on the banks of Loch Harport on the
foreboding of Skye

Talisker Storm takes this most intense
of experiences to a new level.
The sweet warmth and briny peppery
Finish that are the symbol of the Talisker
character have been carefully accentuated
through a skilful blend of differing aged
Talisker casks.
Character archieves a deeper intensity
like a warm welcome from a wild Hebridean
sea.
Bottled at the distillery's unique 45.8 %
Talisker is a truly tempestmous Single Malt


TALISKER  DISTILLERY

19 April 2013

Diageo has launched its second new expression of talisker whisky this year: Port Ruighe
Follolaunched ws Storm, which was launched in March.
  
Port Ruighe takes his name from the principal town and port on Skye and Port Ruighe
is finished in Port Wood and is also a permanent addition in the range.

Talisker Port Ruighe will be bottled at 45, 8 % and is a combination of whisky that has
been matured in American Oak and European Oak refill casks and also with whisky that
that has been filled into specially conditionedis then finisheddeeplu charred  casks. After that the whiskyhas finished in casks the have previously held Port Wine which endows
the whisky with spicy fruity notes.


TALISKER  DISTILLERY

19 April 2013

Diageo has launched its second new expression of talisker whisky this year: Port Ruighe
Follolaunched ws Storm, which was launched in March.
  
Port Ruighe takes his name from the principal town and port on Skye and Port Ruighe
is finished in Port Wood and is also a permanent addition in the range.

Talisker Port Ruighe will be bottled at 45, 8 % and is a combination of whisky that has
been matured in American Oak and European Oak refill casks and also with whisky that
that has been filled into specially conditionedis then finisheddeeplu charred  casks. After that the whiskyhas finished in casks the have previously held Port Wine which endows
the whisky with spicy fruity notes.

Talisker Distillery get its name from Talisker House, home of the son of the Maclean Clan Chief.





Talisker has retained the five still set-up and continues to produce a highly individual new make which mixes smoke, fruit, sulphur, salt and pepper. The malt is medium-peated, the worts clear, the fermentation long. It is in distillation that things go slightly strange.

The wash stills are very tall with an exaggerated U-shaped bend in the lyne arm with a purifier pipe at its lowest point. This refluxes any heavy elements back into the body of the still to be redistilled. After rising up the ‘U’, the lyne arm coils itself inside cold worm tubs.

While there is a lot of reflux taking place, there is little copper contact which provides the sulphury notes in the new make, and could give the signature pepperiness in the mature spirit. The purifier pipe adds oiliness, while the reflux helps to refine the fruity elements created during fermentation.

In contrast to most distilleries where the spirit stills are the workhorses, at Talisker the second distillation takes place in small plain stills, again with worm tubs. This adds mid-palate weight. Maturation is in refill and rejuvenated casks with ex-fortified wine casks being used for the Distiller’s Edition and Port Ruighe expressions and occasional special releases.



Talisker’s founders, brothers Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill were classic Clearance landlords. Having bought the tack [rent] of Talisker House on Skye and extensive lands in 1825, they set about forcibly shifting the resident population from their farms, either to new settlements at Carbost and Portnalong on the shores of Loch Harport and Portnalong, or off the island entirely.

As well as replacing subsistence farmers with more profitable sheep, another of the MacAskill’s money-making schemes was distilling. In 1830, they opened their Talisker distillery in Carbost using the cleared populace as its workforce.

Their venture into whisky-making was not a success and by 1848 the bank was in control. For the next three decades Talisker stumbled through a series of other owners who found it hard to keep afloat a distillery which is remote even by 21st century standards.

In 1880, Talisker’s fortunes changed when Roderick Kemp and Alexander Allen [see Dailuaine] bought the distillery and proceeded to expand the site and construct a distillery pier – until then all the casks had to be floated out to waiting ships.

Kemp sold his share in 1892 in order to buy Macallan and on Allen’s death in 1895, his business partner Thomas Mackenzie took charge and three years later Talisker was formally merged with Dailuaine (and Imperial). When Mackenzie himself died in 1916, a grouping of major blenders, John Walker & Sons, John Dewar, W.P. Lowrie, and DCL took control, an indication as to the quality of the spirit. Talisker has remained within the same grouping (the firms all merged and eventually morphed into Diageo).

In 1960, the distillery burned down and was silent until 1962 while it was being rebuilt. A decade later the maltings closed and the distillery began getting its requirements from Glen Ord.

Talisker had long been available as single malt from independents such as Gordon & MacPhail, and also officially, predominantly as an 8-year-old. In 1998, it was given greater prominence as a founding member of the Classic Malts Selection when the age was upped to 10 years. An 18-year-old joined the range in 2004, but since 2008 the range has expanded dramatically with no-age-statement quartet: 57˚North, Storm, Dark Storm, and Port Ruighe. It is now one of Diageo’s most important single malt brands.

TIMELINE

1825
Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill purchase the rent of Talisker House on Skye
1830
The MacAskill brothers found Talisker distillery in Carbost
1848
The brothers go bankrupt and the lease is transferred to the North of Scotland bank
1857
The bank sells Talisker distillery to Donald MacLennan for £500
1863
MacLennan markets the distillery for sale after failing to make a go of it
1867
Glasgow's Anderson & Co takes control of the distillery
1879
John Anderson is jailed for fraud, after selling imaginary casks of whisky to clients
1880
Alexander Grigor Allan and Roderick Kemp take over operation of Talisker
1892
Kemp sells his share in the distillery to fund the build of Macallan
1894
The Talisker Distillery Co. is founded
1895
Alexander Grigor Allan dies and his business partner, Thomas Mackenzie, takes over
1898
Talisker Distillery Co. merges with Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillers and Imperial Distillers to form Dailuaine-Talisker Distillers Co.
1916
Mackenzie dies and a consortium of whisky companies, including John Walker & Sons, takes over
1928
Talisker's regime of triple distillation is stopped
1960
A major fire breaks out at the distillery, halting operation, and a major repair job begins
1962
The distillery finally reopens after two years
1972
Talisker ceases its own malting and buys malt in from Glen Ord
1988
Talisker 10 becomes one of the six Classic Malts; the distillery's visitors' centre is opened
1998
The distillery is upgraded with a new mash tun and five worm tubs
2004
Talisker 18 Year Old joins the core range
2005
Talisker 175th Anniversary bottling is released
2008
No-age-statement release, Talisker 57° North, is launched
2013
Talisker Storm, Dark Storm and Port Ruighe are released; the visitors' centre is given a £1m upgrade
TALISKER FACTS

CONDENSER TYPE i
Worm tub
FERMENTATION TIME i
Min 65 hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
0.635
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
8
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Medium peated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Mainly in house
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
Medium peaty
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69-71%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
7400
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Plain
STILLS i
5
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
10400
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Neck ball
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WATER SOURCE i
Cnocnan Speireag Burn
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Pressed
OWNERS

Diageo logo
CURRENT OWNER

Diageo
1997 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

United Distillers
1986 - 1997
Distillers Company Limited
1925 - 1986
Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Co
1898 - 1925
Talisker Distillery Co
1894 - 1898
Alexander Grigor Allan
1892 - 1894
Alexander Grigor and Roderick Kemp
1880 - 1892
Anderson & Co
1867 - 1879
Donald MacLennan
1857 - 1867
North of Scotland Bank
1848 - 1857

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