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Skye's Talisker distillery visitor centre opens its doors

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April 11 2013

Skye's Talisker distillery visitor centre opens its doors
A £1m visitor centre at Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye has opened its doors to the public as part of a major revamp and expansion ahead of the coming tourist season.

Funded by Diageo and designed by Contagious the work has seen creation of a new welcome area and enhanced viewing gallery together with the creation of new tasting rooms.
 
Distillery manager Mark Lochhead said: “The new visitor centre gives us a wonderful stage to tell the story of Talisker with its rich history and heritage and also to give our visitors a really high quality experience which matches the unique whisky we make here.”

Currently the only distillery on the island Talisker is one of Skye’s top attractions, drawing 60,000 visitors last year.

A spate of recent distillery openings and expansions signify a growing appetite for the drink with new distilleries planned at Tarbert, Kingsbarns, Speyside and Lochaber.
Diageo tour guide Lesley Taylor raises a glass to her new workplace
Diageo tour guide Lesley Taylor raises a glass to her new workplace

2 Comments

Rob
#1 Posted by Rob on 11 Apr 2013 at 12:46 PM
Who was the architect / designer?
John
#2 Posted by John on 11 Apr 2013 at 16:04 PM
Hi Rob - Sorry for the delay. I've just found out that Contagious were the designers.

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