From the first Championship played in 1860 and now, 162 years and 149 Opens later, this year the 150th championship event returns to the spiritual home of golf. In what is set to be a historic Open with record crowds, the world’s greatest players will descend on the Old Course in St. Andrews in a bid to capture the world-famous Claret Jug.
Having secured a five-year partnership with The R&A in 2018, Loch Lomond Whiskies are once again delighted to be supporting the event as 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 broadcast to 600 million households in almost 200 countries, making it one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events.
Loch Lomond’s partnership with the R&A includes support of the AIG Women’s British Open and provides a global platform from which to showcase our wide array of award-winning Loch Lomond whiskies.
In celebration of our status as The Spirit of the Open, we’ve partnered with one of the UK’s most respected photographers - Jonathan Daniel Pryce (aka Garcon Jon) - to capture portraits of the Loch Lomond Distillery team, as well as some well-known faces who are part of golf’s spiritual home.
As the Official Spirit of the Open, the Loch Lomond Whiskies team will once again take to the course for this year’s historic 150th Open in St. Andrews. As well as our famous on-site Loch Lomond Whisky bar, you’ll also see our whisky sampling teams appearing throughout the course.
Loch Lomond Whiskies have partnered with some of the most well-known faces in golf to offer our fans access to exclusive experiences, as well as specially curated limited-edition releases, which are both highly limited in quantity and available exclusively through our webshop.
Ahead of this year’s Open, we’ve crafted a series of unique and highly covetable single malt whiskies to mark the occasion. Whether or not you're able to attend this year’s Open, these limited releases will allow you to celebrate the event long after it’s finished.