The top image right is from the centre of
Carbost looking east with the large white
building being the Talisker Whiskey Distillery
with the Cuillin Mountains in the distance.
The drive out from Sligachan to Carbost
alongside Loch Harport is one of the scenic
roads on the Island.
The second image is of the Talisker Whisky
Distillery with a large shop, museum and
Talisker is a Single Malt Whisky matured
between 8 and 41 years in American Oak Barrels,
£26 to £3,000 per bottle.
The Cafe is across the road from the
Distillery where there are also a number of
signs showing the boat tours that can be taken
The Booking office for Boat Tours is a short
walk from the Distillery with a large grassland
with seating overlooking the Jetty.
Sea Skye Marine
offer trips on fast RIBs from 1 and a half
hours to three hours to view wildlife and some
rugged coastal areas on this part of Skye.
The road leads 4 miles further west to
Portnalong at the end of the Peninsular.
Portnalong is an area with a number of well
spaced houses with a selection of B&Bs,
Hostels and the Taigh Ailean Hotel.
Carbost and Talisker History
1830s - the Highland Clearances began to
make way for large scale sheep farming, and to
reduce the number of people so as to make
rebellions less likely. This lead to many
people from the area re-locating, some to
America, some to the mainland cities.
1831 - Talisker Distillery is built at
Carbost for Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill after
they acquired the lease of Talisker House from