Get set to celebrate The Open with a tasty cocktail

A new cocktail is being created ahead of this year’s Open being held in Scotland.

Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official spirit of The Open, will have golf fans shaken and stirred with its bespoke new cocktail, dedicated to the internationally renowned course at Carnoustie.

The Barry Burn, which will be available to sample onsite at the 147th Open, is named after the famous stream that flows through Carnoustie’s 18th fairway and is intended to be enjoyed as a celebration for completing the world’s hardest finishing hole on The Open circuit.

It also pays tribute to Loch Lomond Whiskies Ambassador Paul Lawrie, the last Scot to win The Open after his triumphant finish at Carnoustie in 1999.

Made with Loch Lomond Whiskies beautifully balanced 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which recently won a Double Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the Barry Burn is a twist on the classic whisky cocktail ‘The Old Fashioned’ to honour the world’s original golf championship.

Loch Lomond Whiskies has updated this classic to represent the beautiful east coast location using locally sourced Scottish honey and lavender.
A short film about the inspiration behind the Barry Burn cocktail can be viewed HERE.

John Grieveson, chief marketing officer at Loch Lomond Whiskies, said: ‘This cocktail isn’t just for guests at The Open but can also be enjoyed by fans at home. Although the 18th at Carnoustie might be a challenging hole our Barry Burn is a very “makeable” drink.’

Loch Lomond Whiskies recently announced a five-year agreement with The R&A to become Official Spirit of The Open and Women’s British Open.

Known as The One, The Open is the most international of the major championships with qualifying events across five continents. The Championship is also broadcast to 600 million households in almost 200 countries around the world.