Mar 09, 2011 at 08:38 PM
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U.S. Sailing Gets An Official Scotch

Finally, a sports sponsor Ron Burgundy could love. The National Governing Body of Sailing has named Old Pulteney the “Official Scotch of US SAILING.” The sponsorship agreement includes direct financial support for the organization, including support for select US Sailing Adult National Championships and Speaker Series events. Old Pulteney will be present for on-shore social events and cocktail receptions during these Adult National Championships and Speaker Series programs. Presumably after, as well.

“We are excited to have Old Pulteney on board with US SAILING,” said Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US SAILING. “Their support will help us expand our Speaker Series, strengthen our adult championships and enhance the social aspect of these events.”

According to a release, Old Pulteney, which is known as the "Maritime Malt," was founded in 1826 and is crafted at the Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland. At a time when road links to the town were not established, the distillery was dependent on the sea for its supply of barley and for the shipping out of its Scotch.

“We at Old Pulteney are proud to share our brand’s rich heritage and fine expressions with adult sailors participating in US SAILING events,” said Pat Graney, President, International Beverage USA. “This is a very special opportunity for Old Pulteney to be part of the US SAILING community.”