A life well-lived involves a series of memorable moments, of journeys and adventures on the road less travelled. A chilly morning in the Kruger Park nine years ago provided one of my most memorable moments.
Breakfast was hot buttered croissants and fresh fruit, devoured while sipping on 12-year-old single malt whisky.
The picture postcard scene was a clearing in the African bush, the rising sun peeping over the treetops, giraffe and elephant stood close enough for us to observe them, yet far enough away for us to hop on to our game drive vehicle in an emergency.
The occasion was a weekend showcasing the quality and versatility of The Singleton of Dufftown single malt whisky.
My role was to talk about The Singleton whisky. Bringing single malt whisky along on the pre-dawn game drive was not part of my brief and what I did probably fell foul of the brand marketing rules, but it worked and proved memorable for everyone.