For the last sunset of the cruise, Dad and I went out the back of the ship and shared a couple of whiskys. There’s something special about that last sunset – you don’t want to waste a second of it – watching the water rush by and knowing that tomorrow you’ll be back on dry land again.
Talisker is one of the best single malt whiskys in the world, and is made in a small village on the southwest coast of the Isle of Skye, which is off the west coast of Scotland.
Every time I taste its smoky peaty flavour, in my mind I take a short trip to that little distillery on the windswept, rain-soaked, mystical coast of Skye.
If you ever feel like visiting, but can’t afford it, buy a bottle of Talisker, close your eyes, take a sip, and you’re there already.