Glengoyne partners with Fanny Sunesson
Highland single malt brand Glengoyne has partnered with professional golf caddy Fanny Sunesson to highlight the ‘synergies’ between golf caddying and whisky-making.
The collaboration is aiming to celebrate the importance of patience in both the world of whisky and golf, and that the ‘right way is the long way’ with regards to these crafts.
Sunesson said: “There are so many similarities in the way that Robbie and I approach these two great Scottish exports.
“The first is preparation: just as Glengoyne requires the slowest stills in Scotland to create its signature dram, a successful round of golf needs hours of careful analysis beforehand.
“Secondly, the natural world has a big impact on both crafts, so you need to be at one with the unpredictability of mother nature. A cold year can slow down the pace of whisky maturation, and a hot summer can speed up the greens on a course.”
Glengoyne is said to be the slowest distilled whisky in Scotland. In a similar vein, Sunesson credits her success in golf to her ‘unhurried’ approach to the sport.
Sunesson added: “I’m a firm believer that the right way is the long way. So, it has been an absolute pleasure to learn about Glengoyne’s unhurried process and their commitment to patience when creating their whisky.”
The brand is the official whisky sponsor of the golf tournament Genesis Scottish Open 2022, and has released a short film to demonstrate the use of patience in whisky-making and golf.
The film presents Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne’s distillery manager, describing how the whisky slowly matures for decades in oak casks, that themselves take six years to prepare.
Sunesson, who has 25 years of golf expertise, follows this with a walk-through of The Renaissance Club on Scotland’s East Coast – the home of this year’s Scottish Open.
Hughes added: “Nothing is as precious as time, and our unhurried approach at the distillery allows us to create a beautifully light and fruity spirit. If we rushed this process, we simply couldn’t make Glengoyne.
“It’s incredible to see the synergies between what we do at the distillery, and what Fanny does on the golf course. Taking the time and paying attention to detail is everything, your patience is rewarded.”
Glengoyne is offering drinkers the chance to attend the Scottish Open on Sunday 10 July, with two VIP tickets and a personal coaching session from Sunesson. To win the pair of tickets, fans can visit the brand’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page and ‘like’ the relevant post, as well as tag a plus one to take along.
The competition ends today (4 July) at 5pm BST.
The brand recently created a whisky box that blocks phone signals to allow drinkers to ‘switch off’.