The Genuine Maritime Malt, Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky, kicked off 2009 with the launch of its ambitious Stories of the Sea national tour at the London Boat Show last weekend.
Old Pulteney’s Stories of the Sea events run in partnership with The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph and feature intimate storytelling sessions from some of the world’s most established and entertaining adventurers for a selected audience, followed by an interactive whisky tasting and workshop.
The London Boat Show event featured maritime adventurer Jasper Shackleton, a relative of the infamous explorer Ernest Shackleton. Jasper shared his captivating story of his re-enactment of the voyage of Captain William Bligh who sailed 3600 miles from Tofua to Timor with a crew of 17 men in a self-built open-boat.
The London Boat Show, which is in its 55th year is one of the biggest of its kind and attracted over 27,000 visitors on its first weekend, proved a perfect location for the launch event with a high demand for tickets.
Future speakers include Atlantic adventurer Tom McClean, BBC’s Coast presenter and maritime archaeologist Mark Horton, SAS trained survival expert, Martyn Helliwell, TV presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham and Alvaro de Marichalar, the Spanish aristocrat who travelled from Rome to New York on a jet ski. Each was chosen by Old Pulteney for the extraordinary maritime tales they have to tell – each as different and original as the next.
Readers of the Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph can apply for tickets through the newspaper’s website for these free events. The national tour continues until August, visiting Liverpool, Edinburgh, Wick, Bristol and Southampton.
Iain Baxter, Senior Brand Manager for Old Pulteney commented on the event:
‘We are incredibly proud of our maritime heritage and close links with the sea, so to launch such a major new initiative with some of the world’s finest adventurers at one of the biggest events in the UK is very exciting ‘
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