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Tom Morris Jnr.
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Tom Morris Junior was born in St. Andrews in 1851 and died in 1875. Young Tommy only lived to the age of 24, unlike his father, Old Tom Morris, who lived to the grand old age of 86. Tom Jnr is remembered today as golf's first great champion. He was brought up with the game from an early age and competed professionally from the age of 13. He won his first Open Championship in 1868, aged 17 and to this day is the youngest ever winner of the event. His win in 1868 was to be the first of a string of four wins, and after he won his third consecutive Open Championship, The Challenge Belt was his to keep.


Allan Robertson
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Allan Robertson
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Allan Robertson was known as “The Worlds First Golf Professional”. He was a third generation feather ball maker up until the new “gutta” ball took over his trade in 1849. He was never beaten in the annals of the game, and along with Tom Morris Snr, won every foursome   they ever played in from 1842 until his untimely death aged 44, in 1859. The first Open Championship was played the following year to see who would take over his mantle as The Champion Golfer of Scotland.

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Tom morris Snr.
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Tom Morris Senior went on to be known as “The Grand Old Man of Golf”. He became a golfing legend in his own time. He was responsible for all the major changes on the Old Course as “Keeper of the Green” for 40 years up until his retrial in 1902. The last hole is named after him.  Tom Morris had started as a young man making feather balls with Allan Robertson, then moved to Prestwick  from 1851 to 64. He laid out eighty courses from Shetland to Westward Ho and Ireland.  He kept his club making business to the side of the eighteenth green, operational during his long and illustrious career. He died three weeks short of his 87th birthday and was acclaimed as St. Andrews’s most famous and much loved citizen.
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10 year old Highland Single Malt Whisky.

Distilled in 2005, this distinctive whisky is presented, with artwork by David Joy, to celebrate the original famous names of the game of golf who lived and played in and around St Andrews.
Issued to coincide with the 144th Open being played on the famous Old Course Links.

Tasting Notes

Sweet vanilla with floral aromas. The palate has fresh fruit flavours with hints of citrus and milk chocolate.

£45.00 per bottle
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