It doesn’t get much sweeter than sinking a hole-in-one. Unless you’re Aussie golfer Wade Ormsby who managed to nail the 12th at this year’s Scottish Open, in which case it does – 204 bottles of Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch whiskey sweeter (and literally, as you ‘I’ll soon discover ).
Ormsby was awarded a 10-year bottle for each farm in the hole, which many describe as a life supply; and even for the heavier drinkers out there, it’s at least a four-year supply. The fall in question is made of a rather unique operation. While the distillery’s stills are located in the Scottish Highlands, the distillery’s stores are located in the Scottish Lowlands.
Yet another unique aspect of Glengoyne whiskey involves how its barley is air-dried as opposed to using dry smoke, thereby providing a “delicate, almost floral-like nature” to each dram. With flavors and aromas of fresh green apples, caramel as well as a touch of nuttyness, this is one we recommend sampling if it has ever given the chance.
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This is by no means a career first for the big guy, either. In 2015, Wade Ormsby lowered another hole-in-one during the third round of the European Tours KLM Open from 227 yards away on the 11th hole, winning quite a bit of booze that was not Scotch whiskey. Considering how the event was sponsored by Warsteiner Beer, at the time, he earned a year’s supply of cold.
Although it would be flattering to give Ormsby all the credit on this occasion. Although he did not win any booze, Australian golfer Min Woo Lee became a two-time European Tour winner after drawing a three-way playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry to claim the Scottish Open in 2021. Incidentally, the 22-year-old talent secured sister Minjee Lee her place as second place in the Ladies Scottish Open back in 2018.
Solid effort all around, I would say.