In 1927 Bobby Jones celebrated his historical Open Championship win at the Old Course at St. Andrews, the home of golf. Ninety-five years later, his namesake whiskey collection, The Clover, also celebrates its multiple awards wins in taste.
After winning the British Amateur at St. Andrews before turning thirty years old, Bobby Jones went on to become the only golfer to ever achieve the original ‘Grand Slam’ by winning all four of the major championships of his time in the same year, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, British Amateur, and the British Open.
Jones had a special relationship with St. Andrews. He once said of the challenges of the Old Course, “there is always a way at St. Andrews, although it is not always the obvious way.” Jones so loved his time playing St. Andrews that he once noted, “I could take out of my life everything except my experiences in St. Andrews, and I would still have a rich, full life.” The residents of St Andrews felt the same about Jones and bestowed him with honorary citizenship in 1958. The 10th hole of the Old Course was also named after him posthumously.
The Bobby Jones’ Clover Collection features a Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and a Straight Rye Whiskey. The Clover brand is a Jones family initiative created to sustain the legacy and values of golf’s most remarkable gentleman and champion. The Clover single barrel whiskeys are nuanced, complex, and singular as the world’s best golf courses. The collection’s three expressions have received high marks at several awards shows of late.
The brand’s Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey took home a coveted Platinum win in the Taste category at the 2022 ASCOT Awards. Its Rye earned a Gold in Taste at the 2022 World Whiskies Awards and the 2022 World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. In addition, the brand’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey won Gold in the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards and a 95 (Extraordinary – Ultimate Recommendation) at the 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Beyond its great taste, every pour of The Clover has a purpose. As Dr. Bobby Jones IV said of his grandfather,” [he] lived and played with integrity and compassion. He was the kind of person who inspired others to be their best selves. We believe the more we can instill the world with his ways of looking at things, the better the world will be.” A portion of proceeds from the collection benefits the Bobby Jones CSF to fund research and support for individuals suffering from a spinal cord disorder that the golfer also battled.