This summer, the Golf Advisor staff have been busy not only playing 18 holes, but also savoring the 19th.
We've tried all sorts of libations both during the round and afterwards to see which ones have hit the spot.
We've compiled a few of our favorites so far, from well-known staples to new and local brands worth keeping your eyes peeled for.
Tell us which beverages quench your thirst at @golfadvisor on Twitter or in the comments below.
Ketel One Vodka Arnold Palmer Collector’s Edition bottle
Ketel One’s relationship with Arnold Palmer started in 2000 with his wife, Winnie. Knowing that Ketel One on the rocks with a twist was Arnold’s favorite drink, Winnie contacted the Nolet family, makers of Ketel One Vodka, and asked for their help in celebrating Arnold’s 70th birthday. That was the start of a long friendship between the two families.
In light of Palmer’s passing, Ketel One has released the Arnold Palmer Collector's Edition bottle. Why not raise a toast to the King? This limited-time offering makes a great gift. Purchase one for your favorite golfer.
The BroBasket is like BirdieBox and other companies that will ship baskets full of golf trinkets as a gift, but it comes with a cool twist. Besides the usual assortment of balls, tees, a golf towel, cigars and more, the Golfers Delight Golf Gift Basket will include a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label. Other BroBaskets can be tailored to lovers of beer, gin, rum, whiskey and more. The man code just got cooler. Baskets ranges from $119-$200.
David Frost Wines
Unlike most golfers who have wine brands, David Frost is actually a third generation wine maker. His grandfather bought his first vineyard near Cape Town in 1932 and Frost bought his in 1994. In fact, his father's vineyard was the first place he hit balls and the pocket money he made from picking grapes funded his first set of clubs and an on going supply of balls. David Frost Wines, which comes from the famous Stellenbosch region of South Africa. Offering a cabernet, pinotage, sauvignon blanc and shiraz, Frost's wines over-deliver for their $15 price points. (Frostwines.com)
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Ron's Red canned wine
If you're more of a wine drinker on the golf course and are generally displeased with the beverage cart selection of vino, you've got a new option. Family-owned Ron Rubin Winery in California is offering a red wine in a can. Ron's Red is a light, summer and fruity Merlot-Zinfandel-Syrah blend that comes in compact can ($3.99) form. Serve lightly chilled. (RonRubinWinery.com)
Greg Norman Wine Estates
There's no doubt Norman's charismatic run atop the World Golf Rankings has translated to incredible success as an entrepreneur. The Great White Shark founded his wine label in 1996, gaining immediate traction in a competitive marketplace. Its tagline is "The Official Wine of Adventure". His collection of 11 varietals, including an award-winning 1999 Reserve Shiraz, come from Australia, California and New Zealand. You might not ever be able to swing a club like Norman, but you can enjoy his tastes for the finer things in life by savoring a bottle or two.
Glenmorangie has ties galore to golf. It is, after all, the most popular whisky in Scotland, the "Home of Golf". It is also the official Spirit of The Open in 2017 with Justin Rose as its Global Golf Ambassador. A step above the Glenmorangie Original is the Glenmorangie 18 Years Old, which spends 15 years maturing in American White Oak ex-bourbon casks before approximately 30 percent is transferred into Spanish Oloroso casks to spend three more years maturing. Then, when both elements have reached 18 years, they are blended back together to create a rich, full-rounded flavor. Rose's drink of choice is the Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or, which finishes with a sweet zing of lemon zest, white chocolate, vanilla and traces of ginger and nutmeg.
TinCup Whiskey ($25) has actually been around for four decades, but coincidence with the movie of the same name makes this a great conversation piece for golfers. It's actually a blend of two American whiskeys, each aged in no. 3 charred oak barrels: High rye" bourbon, distilled and aged in Indiana, is blended with a small amount of Colorado single malt whiskey. These whiskeys are then cut with Rocky Mountain water. TinCup is actually named for the Colorado mining pioneers and the tin cups from which they drank their whiskey. Works great with old-fashioneds and Manhattans, by the way. (Tincupwhiskey.com)
If you want to try some American-made whiskey that's off the beaten path, give the independent Wyoming Whiskey a shot. These new small batch bourbons and new Straight American Whiskey are developed with Big Horn Basin water and non-GMO ingredients in central Wyoming. The small batch bourbon brings a light and smooth feel with floral and vanilla notes. (WyomingWhiskey.com)