Thu 20 Apr 17
Darnley's Gin, one of the pioneers of the UK's flourishing gin scene, has announced a major new partnership with the Ricoh Women's British Open. The award-winning brand will become the 'official gin' of this year's Championship, which will be making its first appearance in Fife at the iconic Kingsbarns Golf Links from 3-6th August.
As part of the deal, Darnley's will be the exclusive gin provider for the Village Bar and Hospitality Tent and will also host an on-site sampling experience for spectators.
To tee off the sponsorship in style, Darnley's Gin was gifted to guests at the tournament's official Media Day which took place yesterday (18th April) at Kingsbarns. Attendees were given the unique opportunity to play the course ahead of the event and take home some Darnley's Gin to get them into the swing of the new season.
The partnership marks a milestone year for the forward thinking brand, who recently announced a bold new look, new expression and new distillery.
Commenting on the announcement, William Wemyss, Owner and Managing Director of Darnley's Gin, said:
"The Ricoh Women's British Open is a real highlight of the international golfing calendar, so we are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious tournament.
The Championship and Darnley's Gin both pride themselves on their rich heritage and the fact that this year's event will take place in Fife, the home town of the Wemyss family and location of our new distillery, makes the partnership even more of a natural fit. The sponsorship heralds an exciting new chapter for our gin and we are looking forward to announcing further exciting news over the coming months."
Now in its 41st year, the Ricoh Women's British Open is one of only two women's Majors played outside the US, last year's line-up boasted players from 30 different nations, including 17 of the world's top 20 on the Rolex Rankings. .
Darnley's Gin is a premium award-winning, small batch London Dry Gin that is crafted with almost two centuries of the Wemyss family's expertise in distinctive, high quality spirits. Each expression is masterfully distilled in a time honoured style, with the finest grain spirit.