Loch Lomond Whiskies agreed a five year partnership with The R&A, organisers of the Open, in February 2018, and are now the official spirit of The Open. Known as "The One", The Open is the most international of the major championships with qualifying events across five continents.
The Championship is also broadcast to 600 million households in almost 200 countries. The Partnership with the R&A includes supports of the AIG Womens British Open & showcases the full range of Loch Lomond Whiskies around the globe.
Over the past four years Loch Lomond Whiskies has proudly partnered with some of the most renowned names in golf. Through these partnerships we have run exclusive events and experiences for whisky fans including a golf day at Kingsbarns with a private dinner at The R&A clubhouse, Q&A sessions at The Open and created limited edition single malt whiskies.
Colin Montgomery was the first official signing as a Loch Lomond Whiskies Brand Ambassador in 2018. Since turning professional in 1987, Montgomerie has recorded 52 tournament victories across the world and became European #1 in 1993.Ryder Cup success followed as a player before he led Europe to a famous victory as Captain at Celtic Manor in 2010.
Montgomerie has worked with Loch Lomond Whiskies to promote the full product range worldwide, including multiple “limited editions” which
carry his name.
Created in Collaboration with Colin Montgomerie.
The Loch Lomond Whiskies partnership is Iona’s first move into partnering with a Scotch Whisky brand. As part of this new, exciting role, she will work alongside fellow ambassadors to promote the Loch Lomond’s single malts range.
After sustaining a wrist injury in 2018, while playing professionally on the Ladies European Tour, Iona has since taken on a leading role as presenter on the international show, Golfing World. She is fast developing as one of the leading faces of golf on television, Iona
can also be found presenting on Sky Sports Golf and hosting events all over the world.
Iona Stephen, commented:
“A Scotch single malt is my drink of choice, so naturally I am absolutely delighted to be working closely with the team at Loch Lomond Whiskies.
“I am proud to be Scottish, a country renowned for both its unrivalled love of golf and fantastic whiskies, so this partnership is a natural fit for me. I look forward to telling the story behind the creation of such a unique range of single malt whiskies and their passion for the game of golf.”
Loch Lomond Group CEO, Colin Matthews, added:
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Iona to our growing team of Loch Lomond Whiskies ambassadors. She has not only quickly made her mark as a knowledgeable presenter of everything golf over the last couple of years, but she has also been a pleasure to work with. With her knowledge of the game, her engaging style and her genuine interest in scotch whisky, this new partnership will allow us to further develop."
Lee Westwood joined Loch Lomond Whiskies as an ambassador ahead of the 149th Open at Royal St George's in 2021.
Westwood, who has won on 5 contintentns in his decorated 28-year professional career commented the partnership:
“I’ve been hugely passionate about single malts for many years, so to see an outstanding whisky bearing my name is a huge privilege and a great pleasure."
This single cask whisky has been aged for 25 years to mirror Westwood's 25 wins on the European Tour