Portree: a hint of colour
Talisker, the 1830 vintage
This is the oldest distillery on the island and has been one of the most important distilleries in Scotland since 1830. Located in the small village of Carsbost, it’s famous for producing smoky, salty whiskies. Find out its brewing and distilling secrets on the tour of the distillery and discover why it’s so special.
You can’t leave Trotternish without walking along the clifftop of Kilt Rock, so called because its basalt columns are reminiscent of the folds of the traditional Scottish kilt. And if you go up a little further you’ll reach the plateau of Quiraing, which is as uneven and bumpy as it is photogenic, even under a grey sky and surrounded by mist.
Incidentally, you should know that in Trotternish the Gaelic tradition is more pronounced than in other areas, so if you bump into a local, don’t say ‘hello’, try ‘halò’.
If the bracing temperatures of Scotland don’t thrill you, we know the best way to get warm with a visit to the Talisker distillery. A tasting tour will allow you to find out about the distillery and, of course, try this pure malt Scottish spirit that is so treasured. We can’t think of a more traditional way to say goodbye or ‘beannachd leat’ to Scotland.