McIlroy opts for Jäger to celebrate win

Golfer Rory McIlroy showed the generational gap between himself and previous major winners as he celebrated his Open victory this week by drinking jägermeister from the Claret Jug.

mcilroy

The taste of victory: McIlroy celebrates winning the British Open

The golf ace won his third major title on Sunday (July 20) at the British Open Championship, which took place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. The victory makes him only the third player in the modern era to win three majors by the time he is 25-years-old.

And, being 25, it is no surprise that he chose the party-liquor jägermeister, while in a nightclub in Liverpool with friends, family and fellow golfers, as his tipple of choice to pour from the famous Claret Jug — the trophy of the championship since 1873.

JägermeisterThis sets him quite a way apart from the more veteran winners of the trophy, such as last year’s winner Phil Mickelson who chose instead some top wine for the Claret Jug — reportedly a $40,000 bottle of 1990 Romanee Conti.

But with the taste of victory still fresh, it’s likely that the young Northern Irishman’s pour went down just as smoothly as his predecessor.

2 Responses to “McIlroy opts for Jäger to celebrate win”

  1. Tom Mann says:

    Ummm… Romanee Conti isn’t claret…

  2. Neal Baker says:

    Correct! Bordeaux / Burgundy mix-up. Rectified now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands & Northants

Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

Logistics Team Leader

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Assistant Operations Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

London Business Development Manager

Vine Distribution Services
Chelmsford, UK

Off-Trade Account Manager

Justerinis & Brooks
London, UK

Sales Account Manager x 2

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Wine Sales Development Manager

Fuller's
London, UK

Vinitaly 2019

Verona,Italy
7th Apr 2019

The Wine & Spirits Show

London,United Kingdom
12th Apr 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux

Bordeaux,France
13th May 2019
Click to view more

The Global Beer Competition 2019

Deadline : 28th March 2019

The Global Cider Masters 2019

Deadline : 28th March 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more