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Vote for the World’s Top 18 ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ Golf Courses

March 25, 2013

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Glenmorangie, Scotland’s Favorite Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is thrilled to announce a new competition that invites golfers to vote for the 18 most “Unnecessarily Well Made” golf courses in the world.

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The competition was announced earlier this month in St. Andrews, the “home of golf” and the site of the 2015 Open Championship. Muirfield, the site of this year’s Open, as well as many other Open courses are sure to make their way onto the submission list. Glenmorangie’s association with golf continues to grow and this marks the second year of partnership for Glenmorangie & The Open Championship, with Glenmorangie evolving from Official Whisky to the ‘Spirit of the Open.’

Participants can upload and vote for the courses they consider are the best at www.glenmorangie.com/golf. As entries are received these will be judged for their “Unnecessarily Well Made” credentials and commented on by a distinguished panel of golf course experts:

  • Tony Jacklin – Winner of two Majors, winning Ryder Cup Captain, renowned golf course designer and Glenmorangie global ambassador
  • Sir Nick Faldo – Winner of six Majors, former Ryder Cup Captain, golf course designer and Glenmorangie ambassador
  • Robert Trent Jones Junior – Distinguished golf course architect and former President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects
  • David Cannon – World renowned golf photographer and the official photographer of The Open Championship

Golf enthusiasts will be able to participate by uploading their own suggestions, commenting on other nominations, interacting with the panel and voting for their favorite courses.

In the final stages of the competition, the entries will be whittled down by the panel to 50 and then through a final round of voting to the final 18 most “Unnecessarily Well Made” courses in the world.

Glenmorangie will be giving away a series of exciting prizes including a Grand Prize Trip to The 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Paul Skipworth, President and Managing Director of the Glenmorangie Company, commented:

“Glenmorangie is proud to be The Spirit of The Open and we value our partnership with the R&A; as such we are delighted to announce this competition. The craft and dedication involved in designing and maintaining the best golf courses exactly mirrors our own ‘unnecessarily well made’ approach to making our Glenmorangie single malt scotch whiskies.

“It is also a great pleasure to welcome these legends of the game who will act as our ambassadors and expert judges on the panel.”

He concluded: “Ask a hundred golfers what is their favorite course and you will get a hundred different answers! So we hope as many people as possible will join the debate.”

About Glenmorangie:

Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky originates in the Scottish Highlands where, at the Glenmorangie Distillery, it is distilled in the tallest malt whisky stills in Scotland, expertly matured in the finest oak casks, and perfected by the 16 Men of Tain. The distillery was founded in 1843 and is renowned as a pioneer in the whisky industry, uniting tradition with innovation. Glenmorangie was awarded the prestigious title of “Distiller of the Year” by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and has consistently won more “Gold Best in Class” medals than any other single malt over the past six years at the IWSC. Wine Enthusiast also named Glenmorangie “Distiller of the Year” in 2011. Today, the company is one of the most renowned and innovative distillers and marketers of Scotch whisky brands worldwide and is part of Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Company produces two main single malt brands – Glenmorangie Single Highland Malt Whisky and Ardbeg Single Islay Malt. Visit www.glenmorangie.com for additional information.

Responsible Drinking:

The Glenmorangie Company advocates responsible drinking and suggests that drinkers savour Glenmorangie whiskies in moderation and in line with recommended daily guidelines for alcohol consumption. This competition is only open to entrants who are of legal drinking age in their country of residence. No prizes of Glenmorangie Whisky will be offered.

SOURCE The Glenmorangie Company

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