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Glengoyne and London Scottish announce three year sponsorship deal

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Glengoyne Distillery

Pic: from left to right - Lewis Calder, London Scottish club captain; Neil Boyd, Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers and Jamie Stevenson, London Scottish rugby player, at the top of Richmond Hill, Richmond, London.

London Scottish is delighted to unveil Glengoyne as the official whisky of the Greene King IPA Championship club.

The three-year sponsorship deal with Ian Macleod Distillers, owners of the Glengoyne brand, will kick-off on Friday, November 29, with Glengoyne coming on board as an official sponsor of ‘St Andrew's Day at The Savoy’, the Club’s showpiece annual event for Scots in London.

As part of the new partnership, the iconic whisky brand will be proudly promoted around Richmond Athletic Ground, the home of London Scottish.

The landmark deal means members of the Championship club can purchase Glengoyne, Tamdhu and other Ian Macleod Distillers brands at a special rate.

Glengoyne will also be one of the Club’s 'Best of Scottish' partners which helps iconic Scottish brands showcase their products outside Scotland.

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie said: "We are thrilled to announce this fantastic partnership on the eve of our major St. Andrew’s Day event and I would like to thank Ian Macleod Distillers for joining us as we continue our incredible journey back to the top of English professional rugby.”

He added: "I'm sure members of London Scottish will be delighted with this tie-up as we further boost the Club's sponsorship portfolio."

Neil Boyd, Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: "We are committed to supporting rugby and proud to partner London Scottish as the official malt whisky sponsor with Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

“The association is a great opportunity to align with an established and successful rugby union club whilst showcasing our brand outside of Scotland and we look forward to developing a successful partnership over the next three years." 

London Scottish Football Club:

Formed in 1878, London Scottish Football club is a professional rugby club, currently playing in the Greene King IPA Championship in England and the British and Irish Cup.

The Club is steeped in history and heritage having produced 224 Scotland internationalists as well as four British and Irish Lions captains, which, together with Leicester Tigers, is more than any other club.

Their home is Richmond Athletic Ground which they share with Richmond Football Club.

London Scottish has a full-time professional squad of 29 players and their Acting Head Coach is James Buckland.