Fight Oar Die, a team of four US military veterans, has just embarked on a mission to row a mind-boggling distance across the Atlantic Ocean in support of their fellow veterans.

I long believed that the Iditarod was the most extreme test of human endurance on the planet. That opinion was likely due to the unnecessarily number of times I watched Iron Will, but the point is that I believed an eight-day race covering an impressive 352-miles in Alaska was the pinnacle of human achievement.

Teams currently competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will row an unfathomable 3,000 miles across an entire ocean ocean.

For the sixth year in a row, Talisker Whisky is a proud title sponsor of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a gutsy row-across-the-ocean between the Canary Islands and Antigua. On Thursday, December 13th, 35 teams from around the world pushed off westward from San Sebastian in La Gomera, beginning a self-propelled, trans-Atlantic voyage that will take at least a month.

Talisker Scotch Whisky sponsors the Atlantic Challenge because of the brand’s history with rowing and adventure. Nearly 200 years ago the MacAskill brothers rowed from Eigg to Skye to establish the Talisker distillery in Scotland. To this day, it continues to be the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, making Talisker Single Malt Scotch very much a product of its rugged, coastal home.

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