On the rugged coast of the unique Isle of Skye lies south of Dunvagan directly on the shore of a bay as if conjured up, the snow-white small distillery Talisker. Two brothers founded the distillery in 1831, and after their deaths numerous others took over the attempt to continue the distillery. All failed until a financial manager and a wine and spirits merchant succeeded in taking over. Talisker was triple distilled until 1928, then only double. After a fire in 1960, the distillery was rebuilt true to the original. Today, Talisker belongs to the Diageo spirits group. The Talisker 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was declared the Best Single Malt Whisky in the World by a jury of experts in a blind tasting in Glasgow in April 2007. With this outstanding result, the Classic Malts from the Classic Malt Selection show once again that they are among the best whiskies in the world thanks to their careful production and pure ingredients. The famous single malt distilled on the remote Isle of Skye is thus the overall winner at the World Whiskies Awards, which were awarded after three blind tastings by independent whisky connoisseurs chaired by renowned whisky writer Dave Broom. The organizer of the World Whisky Awards is "Whisky Magazine", the leading trade journal for whiskies from around the world. Furthermore, Talisker 18 yo was named Best Island (non-Islay) Single Malt Whisky in the current ranking of the World Whiskies Awards. Tasting notes:Color: Amber. Nose: Rich, fruity, plums, dried orange peel, notes of butterscotch, rum toffee, touch of smoke. Taste: Full-bodied, smooth, sweet, hints of smoke, tar, toffee. Finish: Long lasting.