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    Is Rick Steves on drugs?

    Ok, so I am planning a trip to bonnie Scotland and I read in Rick Steve's travel guide that Talisker does not allow cell phones or cameras inside the distillery.

    Is he kidding?

    What about the other distilleries? It's not like after a few hundred years someone hasn't been in there to photograph, right?

    Anyone? Anyone?
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    Uh, thanks Curt. Helpful.
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    Robert why don't you email them? I've had good luck with that approach.
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    IDK about Talisker, but at least the distilleries on Islay allow photography. Or did when I visited a few years ago. In general, expect "no flash, no tripod", but don't expect a complete ban on photographic equipment or the use thereof. There will always be exceptions, no doubt...

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    I have come up with a good way to describe Rick Steves: Adorkable

    As far as travel advice goes, I'm not sure I'd follow in his footsteps.

    From their web site. Call or email them?

    Talisker Distillery
    Carbost
    Isle of Skye
    IV47 8SR

    Tel: 01478 614308
    Email: talisker@diageo.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
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    As far as travel advice goes, I'm not sure I'd follow in his footsteps.

    Perhaps not, but his advice can help guide you in your own direction. Use Steve as a starting point.
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    Thanks Thomas, I couldn't find the contact information.

    There are some strange things about Rick Steves. He seems to have quite an aversion for Museums as well as just about anything in Germany.

    Thanks again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hall View Post
    Thanks Thomas, I couldn't find the contact information.

    There are some strange things about Rick Steves. He seems to have quite an aversion for Museums as well as just about anything in Germany.

    Thanks again,
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    When my wife and I toured the Chivas Brothers' Stratisla Distillery in Keith last year they asked us not to take photographs inside. Oddly the reason given had nothing to do with protecting proprietary processes, that I would have understood. Rather it had to do with the possible hazard of flash setting off alcohol vapors! Now off hand I don't know the flash point etc of ethyl alcohol vapors, but it seemed to me you'd be getting pretty intoxicated well before vapor concentration got to where it could flash over. Plus their switching gear and electrical motors didn't look especially explosion proof. Great tour by the way and I brought back a bottle of their cask strength single malt that I'm carefully husbanding as they don't export it to the U.S.
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