For many years before buying Morton Golf Holidays owner Peter Craigon worked in the drinks' industry in Scotland and looked after some of the world’s most famous whisky brands.Proud to have been made a Keeper of the Quaich, Peter still enjoys offering his golfing clients wonderful whisky experiences when they are not playing some of the world’s most famous golf courses.
Peter is in a unique position in the golf travel business as no-one else in the trade can combine such a high level of knowledge and expertise in both golf and whisky. For years Peter enlisted the services of whisky expert Iain Stothard and they jointly hosted some wonderful “ whisky dinners “ for Morton Golf Holidays’ clients.
As Peter says “After our clients had played a round on the Old Course we arranged a private dinner in a section of Rocca Restaurant in Rusacks Hotel overlooking the 18th fairway. Iain would then give a talk all about whisky then with the sun setting and casting long shadows over the most famous view in golf Iain would match a malt whisky to each course of dinner – over the years we must have used over 50 of the top malts including Highland Park 18yo (Iain’s personal favourite), Macallan, Balvenie and Glenfiddich 15yo.
Peter is particularly excited with the opening of the Kingsbarns Distillery which is only a good 3 wood away from the 12th hole of the world famous golf links. Douglas Clement one of the Founders of the distillery and Visitor Centre Manager has done a brilliant job in setting up such a superb distillery so close to St Andrews.
Already Peter has included a visit to the Kingsbarns Distillery into many of his itineraries. And for very special groups he is delighted to arrange not only a tour of the distillery after a round on the nearby Kingsbarns Golf Links but he will also arrange for Doug to conduct a VIP tasting.
“ We are very lucky in Scotland to be not only the Home of Golf but also we produce the world’s most aspirational drink in scotch whisky. I am delighted to have gained so much knowledge over the years not only about golf but also whisky and I know from our clients’ feedback over the years they like nothing better than for me to combine iconic golf links such as the Old Course and Carnoustie in their itineraries with VIP tours of whisky distilleries such as Kingsbarns, Tullibardine (near Gleneagles) and Glenmorangie not far from Royal Dornoch.
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