A collaboration between an Edinburgh wine bar and a golf shop in Gullane has launched the latest in its line of limited-edition whiskies, ‘Golfers Spirits’.
The owners of Whighams and the Jack White golf shop originally bonded over their shared love of hickory golf, which is played with old-school hickory shafted clubs. Their latest spirit has been created as a 100th anniversary commemoration to Walter Hagen’s Open win at Royal St George’s in 1922.
Known as the “father of professional golf,” Hagen was a major figure in the sport in the first half of the 20th century and the first American to win the Open.
The Walter Hagen Centennial Whisky is a single barrel Ben Nevis nine-year-old, bottled 100 years to the day after Hagen’s win at a cask strength of 61.2 % ABV. It is a single barrel refill, matured for two years in a bourbon cask and non-chill filtered.