Adventure company IGO Adventures has partnered with Scottish whisky brand Talisker to put on a weekend event that fuses the best of both their worlds; adventures and whisky. IGO Adventures was started by ex professional polo player and ocean rower Bobby Melville and George Bullard, the world record breaking adventurer/explorer. Its mission is to bring the daring adventurers of the world on exhilarating experiences in the most beautiful settings. All participants need is a basic level of fitness – they need not be olympic athletes – and a positive attitude that alongside the physiotherapists that join the group and photographers to capture the moments worth capturing, makes for a fun-filled experience quite like no other.
The partnership with Talisker couldn’t be more appt. Adventure is rooted deep in the company’s history; in 1830, the MacAskill brothers (founders) crossed the Atlantic Ocean to find a base for the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye’s Loch Harport. Over 200 years later, the distillery still stands.
This special collaborative experience takes place from July 19-21 and features high energy, challenging activities including a 25km hike or run across Exmoor National Park, a 1km swim (optional) and fitness sessions with Be Military Fit, a very well regarded UK outdoor fitness company. To balance out the intense workouts there’ll be open fire cooking to teach participants about the locally sourced foods and outdoor cooking techniques, sunrise yoga sessions, photography workshops and lessons teaching bush craft and survival skills. The intense days will end with cosy campfire vibes and wind-down sessions. Participants will relax under the stars with Talisker cocktails, hot chocolates and drams of which the ingredients come from the coast.
“After the exhilarating physical elements of the challenge, what better way to compliment the weekend than with the distinctive notes of Talisker Whisky. We wanted to create a moment where people can gather, reflect and share stories and we believe that it’s around a warming campfire, with a dram of whisky after a day of adventure where this these things happen best.”- Jason Clark, Brand Ambassador, Talisker
Across Exmoor National Park and the Isle of Skye
Adventures start from £359 per person, book yours at igoadventures.com. But be quick – there are only 100 spots available (aged 21 and over).