Golf star unveils special Johnnie Walker Ryder Cup edition
SCOTTISH golf star Colin Montgomerie joined forces with Johnnie Walker parent firm Diageo earlier this month to unveil the whisky brand’s limited edition Ryder Cup release.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ryder Cup Limited Edition Scotch Whisky was launched at Gleneagles in Perthshire, where the Ryder Cup will be staged this September with Johnnie Walker as an official partner of the event.
Diageo, which also owns Gleneagles, is marketing the limited edition Ryder Cup release as a “rare opportunity” for fans of whisky and golf to “share in the unique connection between these two pioneering Scottish exports”.
Colin Montgomerie unveiled the limited- edition whisky at Gleneagles this month.
The limited edition whisky has been released to celebrate the return of the Ryder Cup to Scotland after 41 years.
A run of 2350 individually-numbered bottles has been launched to celebrate the tournament.
The Gleneagles Hotel is depicted on both the packaging and the bottle of the limited edition whisky.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is said to be composed of rare whiskies from the Johnnie Walker whisky reserve, selected by the brand’s master blender.
Nick Temperley, head of GB Diageo Reserve, said: “There are no greater global icons of whisky and golf than Johnnie Walker and the Ryder Cup and we are delighted to be able to celebrate both in the year that the Ryder Cup returns to Scotland.
“Colin Montgomerie is a true Ryder Cup legend and it is fitting to have one of Scotland’s greatest golfers and sporting ambassadors launch this rare and iconic limited edition bottling of a game-changing whisky crafted for progressive people who share the pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker and the Ryder Cup.”
Colin Montgomerie said the limited edition release “is a truly rare and unique Scotch whisky”.
Montgomerie, a former Ryder Cup captain who led Europe to victory in 2010, added that “it’s terrific to see the Ryder Cup coming back to Scotland and the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles is a wonderful stage on which to play the world’s greatest team golf event”.