Flavour profile

An exceptional taste experience

The Talisker family all have a peated, smoky flavour. This quality comes from the peat burned during the malting process and carries on it the salted smoke of an island battered by wind and waves. Beneath the smoke you’ll find soft fruits and cereal notes, with a distinctive peppery finish
Skye is a fresher, brighter cousin to the Talisker 10 Year Old, with fresh citrus bursts and underlying sweetness, matured in a combination of refill and toasted American oak casks for depth of flavour. To learn more and for a guided tasting experience, just ask Alexa ‘open Talisker tasting’.


The first glorious citrus sweetness of fresh oranges develops into soft mango. Maritime air with seaweed, driftwood, and salt continue under.


Bright 18 carat gold with polished copper lights.


Soft and sweet at first, coating and tongue tingling, with light smoke. Quickly becomes more pungent and savoury with a hot spiciness.


Drier and of medium-length, with a lasting, smooth aftertaste, in which light peaty burnt embers can be found.

Talisker Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Your gift

Delivered in a beautiful maritime gift box, it’s the perfect present for someone looking to explore smoky island whiskies. You can choose a gift card, which we can add a message to – if the gift is going direct to the recipient – or we can leave it blank, so you can write it yourself if the gift is being sent to you. 


Talisker Sour

Style: A classic whisky sour with a twist Ingredients: 50ml Talisker, 25ml Lime juice, 1 egg white, 15ml sugar syrup, 2 fresh fennel tips Glass: Old Fashioned glass (also called a lowball or short tumbler) Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake to mix. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with fennel tips and serve. Alcohol units: 2.0"

A bit of history

Founded by the intrepid MacAskill brothers, Talisker 10 Year Old has been produced since 1830 at the oldest distillery on the rugged, yet beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. Its unique smell and taste instantly connects you to its maritime home.

Interesting facts

It’s double-distilled which gives it the rich, deep character, embodying the maritime characteristics of a coastal whisky and then aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks."

talisker distillery


Event: International Wine and Spirits Competition
Date: 2015
Award: Gold