Flying Dutchman to skipper Old Pulteney team

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Dutchman Patrick van der Zijden will skipper the Old Pulteney team during the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race.

Old Pulteney, the single malt Scotch whisky has entered the world’s longest yacht race for the first time and continues whisky’s strong maritime heritage and long-standing involvement with sailing.

“I’m proud to skipper the Old Pulteney entry in the Clipper 13-14 Race,” explains Patrick, one of the twelve elite skippers selected for the ninth edition of the race.

“Myself and the team are excited to represent Old Pulteney around the world and hopefully taking a ‘wee dram’ of whisky to celebrate many podium positions during the race.”

Known as the ‘Maritime Malt,’ Old Pulteney holds the coveted title of ‘World Whisky of the Year’ for 2012 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible – one of the industry’s highest accolades. 

The whisky achieved top ten status in the UK single malt market in 2012 as well as being the fastest growing single malt in Travel Retail and now positioned number 20 in the category. The brand is flourishing in many other countries around the world.

The Clipper Race fleet will leave for the 40,000-mile, 11 month adventure on Sunday, 1 September from St Katharine Dock, London.

If you are interested in taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, click here to request more information.