The Glenmorangie Company is proud to have prestigious partnerships with organisations that share our passions. These include the Open Golf Championship, National Museums Scotland and the Marine Conservation Society.
In 2014, Glenmorangie signed a three year continuation of its successful partnership with golf’s Open Championship. This sponsorship partners two iconic Scottish exports, which are both steeped in history and enjoyed all over the world.
An estimated 458 million households see golf’s most famous tournament on television. Another 200,000 people watch the drama unfold in person. This year, all eyes will be on Royal Troon in Scotland, which will host the competition in July 2016.
The Open and Glenmorangie have a natural affinity and we are proud to continue our partnership with The R&A as ‘Spirit of The Open’. Glenmorangie’s pursuit of perfection mirrors the mindset required from the world’s top golfers as they seek to lift the iconic Claret Jug.
A Pioneering partnership
The inspiration for Glenmorangie's ‘Signet’ brand logo comes from the 8th century Hilton of Cadboll stone, originally discovered near Glenmorangie House and on display in The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. With our support, National Museums Scotland has initiated a study of the period that produced this Pictish masterpiece through 'The Glenmorangie Research Project on Early Medieval Scotland', a pioneering partnership that began in 2008.
The Early Medieval period (around AD 300–900) is a very important part of Scotland’s past. Beautiful, elaborate and sophisticated objects, sculptured stones, and manuscripts were produced in Scotland during this time and the thanks to the Glenmorangie Research Project we now know far more about these treasures.
To celebrate and better understand some of the beautiful objects created during this period, the Glenmorangie Research Project has also supported a creative collaboration between archaeologists and contemporary craftspeople and artists. The collaboration produced beautiful recreations of Early Medieval objects that survive only as fragments and have given archaeologists fascinating insights into historic design and construction.
The project is currently investigating the role of silver in the development of the first kingdoms of Scotland. To find out more, visit the National Museums Scotland’s blog and watch short films about some of the most significant hoards of silver ever found in Scotland.