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Loch Lomond Unveils Whisky Golf Trail Ahead Of The Open 2024

4th July 2024
Loch Lomond Whiskies unveils Scotland’s first whisky golf trail in celebration of The Open 2024.

Loch Lomond Whisky Golf Trail The Open 2024

The whisky loving golfers amongst you just may want to have a round on this new 10 hole course, Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has launched Scotland’s first 10 Hole whisky golf trail ahead of The 152nd Open at Royal Troon this summer. The trail starts in Glasgow and concludes in Troon or should I say Royal Troon.

Loch Lomond Whiskies is encouraging golf enthusiasts to join the excitement leading up to the sport’s premier championship, the distiller has collaborated with 10 bars in Glasgow and Troon, charting a route to The Open’s much-awaited return to Scotland this July.

From Glasgow’s Merchant City to Troon Harbour (between 12-21 July), both golf fans and whisky lovers can savour a unique serve from Loch Lomond Whiskies’ extensive selection at each participating bar. These bars are conveniently located for those travelling to the championship or watching the event from Glasgow city centre.

Participating bars include The Absent Ear and The Piper Whisky Bar in Merchant City; Devil of Brooklyn, The Raven, Malo Wine & Negroni Bar, and The Pot Still in Glasgow city centre; The Bon Accord in Glasgow’s west end; and Lido, Scott’s Bar & Restaurant, and The Fox in Troon.

This whisky golf trail coincides with Loch Lomond Whiskies’ launch of three new single malts celebrating The Open.

The Open Special Edition 2024 (RRP £45; 46% ABV), The Open Course Collection 2024 (RRP £290; 47.1% ABV), and The 152nd Open Exclusive 29 Year Old Single Malt – French Sauternes Finish (RRP £1,520, 47.8% ABV) honour the people, players, and courses that have shaped the championship's history. All three whiskies will be available for tasting at Loch Lomond Whiskies’ stand at The Open and at three bars on the whisky golf trail: The Bon Accord, The Pot Still, and The Piper Whisky Bar.

The other participating bars will feature cocktails as part of the whisky golf trail. Created by award-winning bartender and mixologist Jamie Moran, co-owner of The Absent Ear, each cocktail will also be available for purchase at The Open and will highlight Loch Lomond Whiskies’ distinctive flavors of fruit, honey, and soft smoke.

Joanne Carlin, sponsorship and events manager at Loch Lomond Whiskies, said: "At Loch Lomond Whiskies we’re proud to be the official Spirit of The Open, and our development of Scotland’s first whisky golf trail is an exciting new milestone in our ongoing commitment to this prestigious sport.

"We hope the trail will be a welcome pit stop for those travelling to The Open by train, and those enjoying the championship from afar. Jamie will be working with us on our stand at The Open, and it’s been a privilege to collaborate with him on a range of unique cocktails and serves which showcase the distillery’s unique approach to creating flavour."

This year celebrates the seventh anniversary of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ partnership with The Open. The world’s oldest golf championship gathers professional players from around the world to compete for the prestigious Claret Jug.

The 152nd Open returns to Scotland, taking place from July 12-21, 2024, at Royal Troon in Ayrshire. Established in 1878, Royal Troon is acclaimed as one of the world’s premier links courses and last hosted The Open in 2016.

To plan your course click on the image above for a for a larger map of the 10 bar Glasgow - Troon whisky golf trail. The bars participating in the whisky golf trail include:

  • The Bon Accord, 153 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DA
  • Malo – Wine & Negroni Bar, 12 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 6LU
  • The Pot Still, 154 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2TH
  • The Raven, 81-85 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NQ
  • Devil of Brooklyn, 42 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NF
  • The Piper Whisky Bar, 57 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL
  • The Absent Ear, Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF
  • Scott’s Bar & Restaurant, Harbour Road, Troon, KA10 6DJ
  • Lido Troon, 11-17 West Portland Street, Troon, KA10 6AB
  • The Fox, 18 West Portland Street, Troon, KA10 6AB

You will find the Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2024 (RRP £45; 46% ABV), Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection 2024 (RRP £290; 47.1% ABV) and Loch Lomond The 152nd Open Exclusive 29 Year Old Single Malt – French Sauternes Finish (RRP £1,520, 47.8% ABV) available from specialist online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt


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