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What a chance – to bartend in the Canary Islands

Talisker whisky are offering one lucky bartender the opportunity to win the bar job of a lifetime; to host the Wildest Bar in the World.

The successful applicant will embark on an all expenses elemental adventure to La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, where they will run the Talisker Wilderness Bar – hidden in a secret location, only accessible by sea.

The new competition – launching on Talisker’s Instagram page – asks bartenders to showcase their inner Wild Spirit and love of the sea through an elemental Talisker serve of their own creation.

Examples might include; serving the drink in a wilderness location, foraging for wild and natural ingredients, or displaying their Wild Spirit personality through the creation process.

The winning bartender will host the Talisker Wilderness Bar from the 9-12 December, to coincide with the start of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The unique Wilderness Bar will provide the exclusive opportunity to showcase the winning wild Talisker serve to a gathering of fellow Wild Spirits on a remote island; ringed by volcanic cliffs and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

The Talisker Wilderness Bar will provide an exclusive vantage point to celebrate the start of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic challenge – a zero-emission ocean rowing race that takes participating teams and individuals more than 3000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua. Talisker will celebrate their sixth consecutive year as title sponsor of the race – the ultimate elemental adventure for true Wild Spirits.

This is the next chapter in the Talisker Wilderness Bar series – following the first event last year, staged around a campfire on the rugged North Devon coast hosting a conversation between six wild spirits whose lives revolved around the sea including Laura Try, who completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, Tom Kay, founder of innovative outdoor brand, Finisterre and Dan and Jade from Fore/Adventure, a foraging and food adventures company.

Talisker is produced on the Isle of Skye – one of the most remote, rugged yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. Just as the sea carves out the coastline of Scotland, so too does it shape the whisky itself. Talisker aim to reconnect people with the things that matter most; by tapping into nature and elemental adventures to nurture the Wild Spirits that live in everyone.

The competition runs until 10 November. No qualifications are needed, but bar expertise is required, and all entrants must be 25 years old and above.

Natalia Montigny, head of marketing, Talisker, said: ‘As the world accelerates towards modernisation, digitalisation and urbanisation, Talisker’s ambition is to remind people of the exhilaration of the natural elements.

‘We live for adventure and seek to unlock the Wild Spirit in all of us. We are looking for a Wild Spirit to run our remote Wilderness Bar in La Gomera, to serve fellow Wild spirits in a celebration of the start of Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019.

‘Our winning Wild Spirits bartender will be passionate about not only experiencing nature’s elements, but also protecting them. They are adventurous, enthusiastic and ultimately care about the sea.’

Application details, including terms and conditions, can be found on Talisker’s Instagram channel @talisker

The Talisker is battered by the elements on the windswept coast of the Isle of Skye and is one of the most remote distilleries in Scotland. It was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, and the distillery has been in near-constant operation ever since.