About Talisker Whisky Distillery
Carbost, Isle of Skye
Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, sons of the local doctor, found the distillery.
The brothers transfer the lease to
Kenneth MacAskill dies.
North of Scotland Bank sells the distillery to Donald MacLennan for £500.
MacLennan experiences difficulties in making operations viable and puts the distillery up for sale.
MacLennan, still working at the distillery, nominates John Anderson as agent in Glasgow.
Anderson & Co. from Glasgow takes over.
John Anderson is imprisoned after having sold non-existing casks of whisky.
New owners are now Alexander Grigor Allan and Roderick Kemp.
Kemp sells his share and buys Macallan Distillery instead.
The Talisker Distillery Ltd is founded.
Allan dies and Thomas Mackenzie, who has been his partner, takes over.
Talisker Distillery merges with Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillers and Imperial Distillers to form Dailuaine-Talisker Distillers Company.
Thomas Mackenzie dies and the distillery is taken over by a consortium consisting of, among others, John Walker, John Dewar, W. P. Lowrie and Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
The distillery abandons triple distillation.
Administration of the distillery is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
On 22nd November the distillery catches fire and substantial damage occurs.
The distillery reopens after the fire with five new identical copies of the destroyed stills.
Malting ceases and malt is now purchased from Glen Ord Central Maltings.
United Distillers introduce Classic Malts, Talisker 10 years included. A visitor centre is opened.
A new stainless steel/copper mash tun and five new worm tubs are installed. Talisker is launched as a Distillers Edition with an amoroso sherry finish.
Two new bottlings appear, an 18 year old and a 25 year old.
To celebrate the 175th birthday of the distillery, Talisker 175th Anniversary is released
A 30 year old and the fourth edition of the 25 year old are released.
The second edition of the 30 year old and the fifth edition of the 25 year old are released.
Talisker 57O North, sixth edition of the 25 year old and third edition of the 30 year old are launched.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde