The New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport has today announced a new partnership with renowned New Zealand craft distillery Scapegrace, ahead of the 103rd edition of the tournament between Feb 29 and March 3, 2024.
Scapegrace, New Zealand’s largest producer of premium spirits, has a luxury portfolio stretching across Gin, Vodka, Single Malt, and RTDs and is currently building New Zealand’s largest distillery on the banks of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago, due to open March 2024.
“We’re excited to welcome Scapegrace to the New Zealand Open as an ambitious Kiwi company taking on the world,” said New Zealand Open Partnership Manager Michael Goldstein.
“Their strong provenance story really resonates with the New Zealand Open and our long-term commitment to the Otago region. We couldn’t think of a better spirits partner to align with.”
Known for its distinctive gin and dedication to craft distilling, Scapegrace Co-founder and Marketing Manager Mark Neal is thrilled with the new partnership.
“We couldn’t be more excited to align in spirit with New Zealand’s premier golf tournament. This collaboration reflects our commitment to supporting and promoting excellence, whether in the world of craft distilling or on the golf course,” he said.
“The New Zealand Open has such a rich history and we can’t wait to share our range of New Zealand distilled spirits with players and attendees at Millbrook Resort come February.”
Scapegrace is in 42 markets around the world where it’s known for its exceptional craftsmanship and innovative flavours which boast a taste of New Zealand’s adventurous spirit. Scapegrace gin was voted World’s Best London Dry Gin at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition in London in 2018. In the single malt category, Scapegrace Fortuna V1 took home gold at the 2023 Global World Whisky Masters Competition while the Scapegrace Fortitude V was crowned with the Master award.