Talisker Distiller was founded by a pair of brothers, Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, in the year 1830. The distillery produces Island single malt Scotch whisky and is located in Carbost, Scotland on the Isle of Skye. Talisker 10 Years is an Island single malt Scotch whisky aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks and bottled at 45.8% ABV. Originally it was released as an 8 years old whisky, but Diageo increased the maturation to 10 years to include Talisker 10 Years in their Classic Malts series.
Talisker distillery mainly uses American oak casks to mature their whisky. Their water source comes from Cnoc nan Speireag, Hawk Hill, a spring directly above the distiller. The malted barley used in production comes from Muir of Ord. Talisker brand and distillery is owned by Diageo since 1997. Talisker 18 Years is an Island single malt Scotch whisky masterpiece from one of Scotland's greatest distilleries, and was named 'Best Single Malt Whisky in the World' at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007. American ex-bourbon and sherry casks are used to mature this expression and bottled at 45.8% ABV.