Whiskey and golf are an ideal match — significantly single malts that are as Scottish as the sport itself. However, a dram of American whiskey is an effective approach to finish a day on the links as properly. For those of you who’re unfamiliar with golf past, Bobby Jones is one thing of a legend within the sport. He was an amateur participant, thought-about by some to be the most effective non-skilled ever, who finally cofounded the Masters Match and achieved a Grand Slam in 1930. He was additionally identified to take pleasure in his whiskey (three fingers was mentioned to be his pour of alternative). As an offering to this titan of the sport, last year Piedmont Distillers launched The Clover Whiskey, a sequence of single barrel expressions that may solely be discovered at a curated list of personal golf clubs and resorts. A brand-new expression might be launched this fall.
The whiskey is collected from distilleries in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana — presumably, MGP and George Dickel are among the many primary producers. After deciding on barrel heaps, the whiskey is transported to the Piedmont in North Carolina the place it’s proofed, chill-filtered, and bottled. At present, the lineup consists of a 4-year-old single barrel straight bourbon (from Indiana) and a 10-year-old single barrel straight Tennessee bourbon (this whiskey has undergone the Lincoln County course of wherein the new-made spirit is filtered by means of charcoal earlier than barreling). This October, The Clover will launch its new expression, a 4-year-old single barrel rye whiskey with a “high rye” mash invoice (presumably 95% rye distilled at MGP).
The whiskey is tasty, notably the 10-year-old, which has deep char and caramel notes. However, bottles will style in a different way, relying on which barrel they arrive from. The crew behind The Clover is attempting to make a distinction on this planet as properly. A portion of the proceeds from gross sales of the whiskey will go to help the Bobby Jones CSF Foundation, a company devoted to the backbone and mind situations Chiari and syringomyelia. Since these are single barrel releases, the liquid is considerably restricted and allotted to the varied collaborating golf clubs. However, members can submit a form requesting that the whiskey be made accessible at their home club.