Black Bottle has become the official whisky of Scottish horse racing for 2007.

As part of a new sponsorship deal, the Burn Stewart Distillers' blended Scotch will be sold in all bars and hospitality areas at Musselburgh and Ayr racecourses on race days.

Speaking today (4 May), Burn Stewart said that Black Bottle's sponsorship presence at the races will be supported through track-side advertising as well as a number of marketing initiatives.
Jonathan Garratt of Scottish Racing said "Black Bottle and Scottish racing make an excellent partnership and we shall take great pleasure in introducing Black Bottle to our customers, who come to Scotland from all over the world in order to experience our famed hospitality and quality horseracing."

A spokesperson for Black Bottle added: "Through research we have learned that many Scotch whisky drinkers are horseracing enthusiasts and vice versa, therefore we see this as a perfect opportunity for both Black Bottle in Scottish Racing to forge a strong partnership going forward."