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Talisker : Islay or Island ?

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@cave
cave started a discussion

Is that correct ? I see everywhere on this site that Talisker is from the region Islay ? Shouldn't that be Island (Isle of Skye) ?

9 years ago

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@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

It should be 'Island' I need to re-classify it. Though I don't believe that Island is an official region, correct me if I'm wrong.

9 years ago 0

@cave
cave replied

@Jean-Luc : depens on the classifiation. There is one that classifies the regions : Highlands / Speyside / Islands / Islay / Lowlands / Campbeltown and another one where Island whiskies are classified under Highland. I don't know which one is official ...

9 years ago 0

@manningsmith
manningsmith replied

@cave's first region list is what I've understood. I would put Talisker in Island.

9 years ago 0

mazzo replied

Talisker is made in Skye. It's classifeid as a highland, I think. Their 18 YO is fantastic.

9 years ago 0

@Skyedram
Skyedram replied

Talisker the only Malt Scotch Whisky from the magical Isle of Skye. Island is the answer !!!

9 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Actually, the new Whisky Law went into effect on 23rd November 2009 and rearranged the whisky regions somewhat. Now there are two protected localities and three protected regions. Localities: Campbeltown & Islay / Regions : Highland, Lowland, Speyside. So there is no 'Islands' anymore. More info on this Scotch Whsiky Regulations at opsi.gov.uk/si/si2009/…

9 years ago 0

@Skyedram
Skyedram replied

Some Malt whisky regions: Island, Lowland, Highland, Speyside, West Highland, Islay.

9 years ago 0

@Sybre
Sybre replied

markjedi1' s link was corrupt: opsi.gov.uk/si/si2009/… So officially there is no such thing as an 'Island Whisky' any more, though I doubt that Talisker will put 'Highland' on the label. As pointed out, it's the only whisky made on the Isle of Skye, and they're mighty proud of that. And with reason!

9 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

For some reason it only seems to work if you cut and paste the link in the Address bar of the browser. Weird! Sorry about the mess.

9 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Alternatively (and I promise this is the last I will write about this), simply visit my site (Flemish though) at www.whivie.be/singlemalt.html and click on the first link 'nieuwe Schotse Whisky-wet' (meaning new Scottish Whisky Act).

9 years ago 0

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