Plenty of golfers have a wine brand but not many get their own whisky. Golfer Graeme McDowell, the winner of the inaugural Ballantine's Championship golf tournament last year has had the honor of being the first golfer to participate in the Ballantine's blending process. He worked with Sandy Hyslop, Ballantine's fifth Master Blender to create the 2009 Ballantine's Championship Blend. The unique blend includes two very old grain whiskies from Strathclyde and Dumbarton and although the label says that the blend is a 35-year-old scotch it contains older whiskies. There are just 15 bottles of the blend: one bottle will go to the winner of this year's Ballantine's Championship, one will be presented to Graeme McDowell and one will be auctioned at the tournament's Opening Ceremony. The 2009 Ballantine's Championship takes place in at the Pinx Golf Club in Jeju, South Korea later this month.
[via The Moodie Report]