Some people think golf is a boring sport. If you’ve ever Googled ‘fun facts about golf’ you might agree. But after all that fist-pumping at Gleneagles last weekend we decided it was utterly gripping. Besides, it’s the only sport we know where practice doesn’t make perfect; it doesn’t seem to help at all. Which means Ryder Cup pros must be born with a freakish amount of skill. Of course for us, the added allure comes from golf’s long-running association with whiskey and Johnnie Walker, as a principle sponsor, has created the ‘Ryder Cup Limited Edition’, providing us with some of the choicest shots of the weekend.
To celebrate the return of The Ryder Cup to Scotland after 41 years, Johnnie Walker has created its limited edition Blue Label, each one individually numbered and with a distinctive design of the iconic Gleneagles Hotel on every bottle.
To add to all the Gleneagles excitement, at the event itself fans of whisky and golf were in for a treat with the ‘Johnnie Walker Experience’: a four-hole mini-golf style course that had been set up by the 9th tee. While the professionals battled it out on the PGA Centenary course a short walk away, guests tested their own golfing prowess at the same time, followed by a ‘Free Drop’ at the bar.
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘Ryder Cup Limited Edition’ is available from the Whisky Shop (www.whiskyshop.com), Alexander and James (www.alexanderandjames.com), Whisky Exchange (www.whiskyexchange.com) and specialist whisky outlets at a recommended retail price of £225.