The Glenlivet and the Woodvale Atlantic Challenge – Scotch Whisky News


It took imagination, courage and a large helping of physical strength for our founder, George Smith, to set up The Glenlivet Distillery. We recognise these qualities in other people so when Alex Macdonald and Luke Grose told us their plan, we were delighted to help them.

They are taking part in the world’s toughest rowing race – the Woodvale Atlantic Challenge: a 3000 mile-long race from the Canary Islands, across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua trying to set a new world record.

The race starts on Sunday 6th December 2009. The average time to complete the course is 55 days but Alex and Luke will try to make it in less than 40 days, the current record. When they’re not battling against 30-foot waves, dodging vast ocean-going tankers and trying to avoid sharks and inquisitive whales, they’ll be keeping us up to date with their progress which you can follow on our website. We wish them the very best of luck on their voyage of endeavour.

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