Thursday, August 04, 2022


Diageo, has today announced the opening of the newly renovated visitor experience at its Isle of Skye based Talisker Distillery.

The new visitor experience has been completely transformed as part of Diageo’s £185 million investment in Scotch tourism. Boasting a new interactive experience and revamped distillery tours.

Talisker opens its newly renovated visitor experience

Visitors will be able discover how the island influences the flavour of the whisky whilst exploring the making Talisker room and mash house before enjoying three tastings of the beloved single-malt. 

To mark the opening, and to celebrate Talisker’s special connection to the rugged sea and coastline of Skye, the distillery welcomed multi-record-breaking wild swimmer Ross Edgley, and Skye based artist, adventurer and conservationist Katie Tunn. 

Showcased within the new visitor experience is a snapshot of Talisker’s ground-breaking partnership with ocean conservation organisation, Parley for the Oceans.

Commenting on the news, Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Diageo’s Scotland Brand Homes, said: “Talisker is inseparable from the unique Isle of Skye landscape and its whisky is inherently shaped by the sea and landscape that surrounds it. Our new brand home celebrates that deep connection with the sea and Talisker’s commitment to preserving the wonderful marine environment in Scotland and around the world. From the tours to the bars and retail space, there’s so much to experience at Talisker whether you’ve travelled two miles or two hundred miles to be there and whether you’re already familiar with this wonderful whisky, or discovering it for the first time.”

Talisker, is the sixth site to undergo a transformation as part of Diageo’s investment. The Singleton, Glenkinchie, Clynelish and Cardhu distilleries have recently opened as part of the ambitious project which re-imagines the traditional whisky tour experience.

Posted by Steve Rush