Designers: Four-by-Two in partnership with Contagious
Bespoke joinery and fit out: Elmwood
“No whisky reveals the character of its birthplace better,” says Talisker’s own marketing literature. And arguably, no distillery better expresses its character than Diageo’s new £1m visitor centre on the Isle of Skye.
Designed in partnership by Four-by-Two and Contagious, with fit out by Elmwood, Talisker’s brand message ‘Made by the Sea’ resonates throughout each and every detail of the visitor centre. Waves of timber, perspex, copper and fabric rise from the oak floor, each with their own story to share. A dry stone wall frames a timeline charting the malt’s key moments. Solid oak planks engraved with tasting notes are suspended from the ceiling to create a flexible not to mention eye-catching partition around the tasting room, the centrepiece of which is a bespoke oak and copper tasting table.
The retail unit is no less impressive with tension ropes and glass shelving to showcase the full Talisker range.
“Elmwood are always helpful – nothing is too much trouble and they often go out their way to help us realise some of our more adventurous ideas. Their work is always of a very high standard and we have recommended them to a number of our clients who have also been really happy with their work and enjoyed working with them, as have we.”
Nomad, Bristol & Middlesex Universities