Glengoyne Continues Rugby-whisky Partnership with London Scottish – Scotch Whisky News

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Glengoyne continues rugby-whisky partnership with London Scottish   

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has renewed its 12-month sponsorship of London Scottish for a third year.

Mark Bright, London Scottish captain, was named man of the match and was presented with a personalised bottle of Glengoyne 15 Year Old. This new Glengoyne custom will be carried on throughout the season. A bottle of the 21 Year Old malt was also auctioned off to raise money for charity.

Despite a last minute defeat to Nottingham Rugby on Friday, London Scottish currently sit fifth in the 2015-16 Championship league table.

Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts at Ian Macleod Distillers which owns Glengoyne, said: “Malt whisky and rugby go hand in hand and we’re delighted to be continuing our support of London Scottish for the third consecutive year.

“Despite Friday’s score, the team are doing very well and we’re proud to have the Glengoyne logo on their jersey. It’s fantastic to see the Glengoyne spirit continue to drive the team’s success and we look forward to a great season.”

Mark Kemp Sponsorship Manager of London Scottish said: “Having an iconic Scottish brand like Glengoyne show their support for London Scottish is fantastic and we’re delighted they have chosen to renew their sponsorship for the third consecutive year.

“We look forward to continuing our successful partnership over the coming season and developing a long lasting relationship between the two great Scottish brands.”

Picture caption: Mark Bright, London Scottish captain, was named man of the match and presented with a personalised bottle of Glengoyne 15 year Old by Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts at Ian Macleod Distillers (right). Ron Wilson, former London Scottish captain and Scotland Rugby player, is also pictured (centre). 

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Notes

Glengoyne Distillery is owned by one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. It is highly regarded as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.

Glengoyne, being uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence, runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the rich, bold flavours for which the brand is known. The Glengoyne Highland Single Malt range is matured in the finest sherry casks from within its warehouses.

London Scottish are a professional rugby team playing in the Greene King IPA Championship, English Rugby’s second tier. The Scots are one of England’s most famous rugby clubs, having produced four British and Irish Lions captains in their time. After going into administration in 1999, they have worked their way up to the second division with seven promotions in 11 seasons after starting from the bottom.

Last season they made it into the end-of-season play-offs for the first time, and continued their Incredible Journey back to the top of the English game.

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