Media Advisory: The Famous Grouse Sets a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Longest Practice Putting Green

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PICTURED IN VIDEO: Christina Flounders Conlon (Guinness World Records Adjudicator), Hollis Thomas, Nicola Riske, Nancy Goldenberg

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WHAT: The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s #1 Scotch, set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Longest Practice Putting Green at a length of 104 feet and 2 inches. Hollis Thomas, Former NFL star who played with the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers set the record.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WHERE: Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia.

ABOUT THE EVENT: From noon to 7pm, The Famous Grouse turned the lawn in front of City Hall into an interactive experience in order to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Practice Putting Green. In addition to Thomas, who set the record, many other celebrities came for the festivities, including Mike Mamula (former Philadelphia Eagle), Gervase Peterson (original Survivor cast member), Hollis Thomas (former NFL Star), Chef Manda Palomino (Hell's Kitchen Fame), and Craig Robinson (Bachorlette Fame). The Guinness Record was set when the golf ball was sunk into the hole.

Rocco Cima, iHeartRadio DJ, hosted the event where the Philadelphia public could putt on the 104 feet 2 inch putting green, contribute to The Famous Grouse mosaic art installation and play a round of mini golf on a course comprised of treacherous bridges, ice luges and electronic grouse. The Famous Grouse also donated $10k to the Center City District Foundation so that they can continue to improve downtown Philadelphia.

The event was open to consumers 21+

About The Famous Grouse:

The Famous Grouse (www.thefamousgrouse.com)

  • The Famous Grouse is the no. 1 whisky in UK and no. 4* standard blended whisky worldwide (*IWSR data 2014)
  • The Famous Grouse has been the best-selling whisky in the home of Scotch whisky, Scotland since 1980
  • The Famous Grouse is exported to over 100 countries
  • The Famous Grouse Experience is located at Scotland’s oldest working distillery – Glenturret. Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience is the most visited distillery in Scotland.(www.thefamousgrouse.com/experience)

For more information, follow The Famous Grouse on Instagram and Facebook @TheFamousGrouseUSA #thefamousgrouse # grousegolf

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Contacts

For The Famous Grouse
Laura Baddish,917-601-0051
lbaddish@thebaddishgroup.com
or
Amy Prenner,310-709-1101
amy@theprennergroup.com

Release Summary

The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s #1 Scotch, will attempt to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Longest Practice Putting Green.

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Contacts

For The Famous Grouse
Laura Baddish,917-601-0051
lbaddish@thebaddishgroup.com
or
Amy Prenner,310-709-1101
amy@theprennergroup.com