US Sailing Renews Deal with Scotch Whisky Brand Old Pulteney
December 1, 2011
Old Pulteney became the official Scotch of US Sailing when the two parties signed the initial sponsorship deal in April of 2011.
The sponsorship agreement includes direct support for the organization, including select US Sailing Adult National Championships and Speaker Series events, hosted at sailing venues around the country. Old Pulteney will be present for on-shore social events and receptions during these US Sailing events.
Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing, said: “We are excited Old Pulteney has agreed to extend their partnership with US Sailing and build on what we have developed in 2011. They are a very popular supporter amongst sailors and contribute a lot to enhancing our events.”
Old Pulteney was founded in 1826 and is crafted at the Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland. The brand has a long standing association with the sea and is known as the “Maritime Malt.” 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.
Pat Graney, President of International Beverage, USA, said: “US Sailing has truly complemented the Old Pulteney brand over the past year. We are thrilled to continue partnering with them, sharing our Scotch and offering our support to the sailing community throughout 2012.”