Elijah Craig Partners with PGA TOUR Pro Golfer Talor Gooch, Adding to Team Elijah Craig
BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Elijah Craig Bourbon today announced a new multi-year partnership with PGA TOUR professional golfer, Talor Gooch. A native Oklahoman and whiskey-lover, Gooch’s success both on and off the course will now be supported by Elijah Craig as the “Official Bourbon of Talor Gooch.” This marks the second PGA TOUR Pro to join Team Elijah Craig, following Max Homa in January 2022.
“I’m lucky to play golf for a living, but like most people, my favorite thing about the game is who I get to enjoy it with. That drink at the turn, the 19th Hole with our buddies after the round: it’s all part of the game we love,” said Gooch. “I’m thrilled to represent Golf’s Signature Sip as Team Elijah Craig’s newest ambassador. After all, Bourbon, and golf both take practice and finesses to produce greatness. I’m looking forward to creating some exciting new content with my buddy, Max Homa, and to raising a glass with players and fans everywhere!”
Team Elijah Craig embodies the striver mindset, endeavoring to achieve greatness and master their craft. On tour for seven seasons, Gooch continues to build upon his success. He is currently ranked in the FedEx Cup Top 10 and 34th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Gooch will add to the golf experience for fans this season through integrated marketing campaigns, social media collaboration, and public appearances. He will also proudly display the Elijah Craig logo on his shirt starting early next year.
“We’re excited to have Talor Gooch join the Elijah Craig team, which already has a winning track record with Max Homa clinching his second PGA TOUR title this season at the Wells Fargo Championship,” said Max Stefka, Elijah Craig Senior Brand Manager. “Talor’s appreciation for the patience and perseverance required to hone his craft epitomizes the same approach our craftspeople take to produce award-winning Bourbon. We look forward to many more celebratory moments on and off the course with Talor and Max.”
Elijah Craig is debuting its 19th Hole campaign to extend the fan experience beyond the course this spring and summer. The 19th Hole campaign includes premium media placements in golf publications, digital and social media activations, and consumer contests. Elijah Craig-branded golf ball on-packs and in-store displays rounding out the 360-degree program.
ABOUT ELIJAH CRAIG BOURBON: Elijah Craig Bourbon bears the name of the Reverend Elijah Craig, known as “The Father of Bourbon,” who established his distillery in 1789 on the banks of Elkhorn Creek in modern day Georgetown, Kentucky. He is credited with being the first distiller to age his wares in charred oak barrels. The clear, unaged corn liquor became transformed into a bold amber liquid with a distinctively smooth flavor that makes Bourbon what it is today. Today, Elijah Craig’s community impact continues through Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week, providing annual donations up to $100,000 to organizations supporting the hospitality industry. Produced by Heaven Hill Distillery, the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated distillery and the world’s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon, the Elijah Craig lineup includes: Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey, Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Elijah Craig’s accolades have included Whisky Advocate’s Whisky of the Year, Best Small Batch Bourbon and Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Excellent Highly Recommended honors at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. For more information, please visit www.elijahcraig.com.
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