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'19th HOLE LOCKER' SCORES HIGH AT PRESTONFIELD HOUSE

15th March 2004

Edinburgh, 15 March 2004: Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd's highly
collectable 19th Hole locker fetched £1,500 at auction this month.

 

The exclusive and rare product,
marketed for 'the man who has everything', was auctioned at the recent
Sportsman's Dinner in Edinburgh's
prestigious Prestonfield House. A total of £82,000 was raised for The Scottish
Community Foundation.

 

Each "19th Hole Locker"
has been individually handcrafted, using the original surviving locker doors
from The Royal Burgess - the World's Oldest Golfing Society.

 

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd is
offering the opportunity to purchase one of these highly delectable "19th
Hole Lockers" for yourself. Every locker houses the finest and one of the
world's rarest single malt Scotch whiskies - The Chieftain's Springbank 30 year
old rare single malt scotch whisky - and the very best George Nicoll GEM
traditional hickory putter, hand-made in St Andrews,
the home of golf. This once in a lifetime opportunity will also entitle you to
one year's membership of The Heritage Golfing Society of St Andrews and a
personalised Certificate of Authenticity containing your 19th Hole Locker
number. Recommended Retail Price, including shipping world-wide (but exclusive
of all local duties and taxes) is £950.00.

 

For more information contact:

 

Iain Weir

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd

T: +44 (0)1506 852205

 

Kate Nimmo

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T: +44 (0) 131 554 6111

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Ian Macleod & Co Ltd have stocks
of Springbank 30 year Old Rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky which is renowned for
being one of the world's most sought after rare malts. This magnificent whisky
was distilled using traditional methods at Springbank, which is one of the few
remaining Campbeltown distilleries and which has been producing its fine malts
there since 1828, under the direction of the Mitchells, reputedly Scotland's
oldest distilling family. The Springbank malt is a mellow, smooth, yet
full-bodied whisky with a lingering taste, and it is unique as it is distilled
two and a half times whereas other malts are usually only distilled twice.

 

The Royal Burgess is one of the
oldest golfing societies in the world. Reputedly existing since 1735, the
Society initially played at Bruntsfield Links in the centre of Edinburgh
and in 1898 moved to a new parkland course at Barnton, on the edge of Edinburgh. The original
"19th Hole Lockers" remained in use until recent refurbishment of the
clubhouse.

 

The George Nicoll hickory GEM putter
is a handcrafted masterpiece of Scottish traditional clubmaking by Heritage
Golf of St Andrews Ltd. Founded in 1881 George Nicoll was Scotland's most
prolific clubmaker during the first half of the 20th century turning out over
10,000 sets of golf clubs per year at its peak. The GEM model was one of
Nicoll's most popular ranges and the Heritage clubmakers are probably the last
in the World still hand crafting playable sets of hickory golf clubs shaped on
clubs prior to the 1930s.