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Castle Stuart raises a toast to first five years

February 3, 2014

The course that played host to the Scottish Open for the last three years, is celebrating its first five golfing seasons by teaming up with Tomatin Distillery to create a limited edition Castle Stuart Links Highland single malt whisky.

The club is releasing a maximum of 340 uniquely numbered bottles, presented in their own wooden cases, for £95, plus postage and packaging.

Already more than 100 bottles have been snapped up by collectors and golfing enthusiasts from across the UK and as far afield as Jersey, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

Fraser Cromarty, sales and marketing director at Castle Stuart Golf Links, said: "We have had an amazing first five years and thought it would be an ideal way to mark this milestone with a Highland dram."

The spectacular links near Inverness, which has commanding views over the Moray Firth and beyond to Ben Wyvis, made an immediate impact with Golf Magazine, which placed it at number 56 in the world list and named it top new international course.

In 2011 it hosted the first ever European Tour event in the Scottish Highlands when the Scottish Open, then sponsored by Barclays, was brought north. The breath-taking surroundings offered the perfect backdrop to showcase the course and the spectacular scenery to a worldwide television audience.

Golf superstars, including major winners Phil Mickelson, Paul Lawrie and Padraig Harrington have spoken in glowing terms about Castle Stuart.

Mickelson, who played in all three Scottish Open events held at Castle Stuart Links and won the 2013 event, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, a week before his victory at The Open at Muirfield, said of the Highland course: "It should almost be a prerequisite to play Castle Stuart before you're allowed to design golf courses nowadays." 

Castle Stuart Golf Links is part of Highland Golf Links, a partnership body set up to promote premium Stay and Play golf packages in the Highlands. The group also includes Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the Nairn Golf Club, the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House Hotel, Inverness; the Royal Golf Hotel at Royal Dornoch and the Golf View Hotel and Spa in Nairn.

  • To order the special edition Tomatin whisky call 01463 796111 or email   with your delivery address, number of bottles required and payment details.

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