Review: Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blend Scotch Whisky

Review: Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blend Scotch Whisky

Golf and Scotch go together like hand in glove. Another thing they share in common: Novelties.

Old St. Andrews is unabashedly a novelty whisky, packaged in various fanciful bottles. This one, the “Clubhouse Blend,” comes in an oversized golf ball. One of the target markets for this whisky, per the company, is a “romantic idealist” looking for a “curiosity.”

So there’s that.

What’s inside is almost incidental to the packaging. It’s blended Scotch. Young stuff, not much to it. Caramel colored, to be sure. Heavy grain on the nose. Malty, lightly hot body. Vaguely sweet with citrus notes, but nothing overly distinctive or memorable. Rustic on the finish, with some heat. If you like the golf ball decanter I guess you can always fill it with something else, right?

80 proof. On sale beginning September 2012.

C / $22 (500ml bottle) / osawhisky.com [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Old St. Andrews Clubhouse Blend Scotch Whisky

$22
5

Rating

5.0/10

8 Comments

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  2. John Quinn on June 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Can you please advise where to buy in USA, i.e., web site where i can order for delivery to Connecticut? Thanks,

    JQ

  3. Les Burton on June 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Can you please advise where to buy in USA, i.e., web site where i can order for delivery to Kentucky?
    Thanks,
    LB

  4. Leonard Griffiths on April 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Bought a bottle of Old St Andrews Premium Blended Scotch Whisky in a golf ball shaped bottle over 30 years ago must open it some day

  5. HOBGOOD on August 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I JUST BOUGHT A BOTTLE YESTERDAY AT THE LOCAL ABC STORE.
    THEY KEEP IT IN STOCK.

  6. sue on May 6, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Is the Old St. Andrew’s scotch in a golf ball bottle available any where in CA

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