The United States Golf Association (USGA) has named Dewar’s the official blended Scotch whisky of the US Open. The golf organization also announced a new multi-year agreement with the Scottish brand to serve as a “Proud Supporter of the U.S. Open Championship.”
Dewar’s will become the official blended Scotch whisky of the US Open, beginning with the 121st U.S. Open Championship, scheduled for June 14-20, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.
“Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky, like the game itself, can trace its prestigious lineage to the windswept dunes and lush valleys of Scotland,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “It’s an honor to partner with an iconic brand with a rich history that is often associated with the game. We look forward to collaborating with Dewar’s on new experiences for U.S. Open Championship fans.”
“Dewar’s and the U.S. Open Championship share many of the same values rooted in a passion for the game and an embrace of its spirit of sportsmanship, authenticity and camaraderie. We are truly delighted to partner with the U.S. Open Championship to bring exciting and memorable experiences to fans around this special event,” commented Brian Cox, Vice President of Dewar’s North America.
As part of the partnership commitment, Dewar’s will produce a special limited-edition commemorative bottle each year. The first such edition in 2021 will be a 19-year-old blended Scotch whisky double-aged and finished exclusively in the finest first-fill American ex-bourbon casks, with part of the proceeds going to the benefit of the USGA Foundation. The bottle celebrating the 121st U.S. Open Championship at Torrey Pines is expected to be released in the last week of May and will be available from the lead-up to the championship through the final round on Father’s Day.
In January, Dewar’s unveiled Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth, an 8 Year Old Port cask finished blended Scotch Whisky. The new offering from the Bacardi-owned brand showcases the lush flavors that are crafted when Scotland meets Portugal in a bottle.
My parents drank Dewar’s, so I grew up seeing the label but knowing little about it other than it was “Scotch”. Being a golf fanatic, I am happy to hear it has been named by the USGA to be the official Scotch of the US Open. The commemorative bottles and a trip to Torrey Pines are the stuff dreams are made of — I am going to try Dewar’s for old times sake.