Old Pulteney and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston raise spirits in Dartmouth at Royal Regatta 28/8/07

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky – key sponsors for this year’s Dartmouth Royal Regatta which starts on Friday – will welcome Sir Robin Knox-Johnston as special guest for the duration of the regatta.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston commenting on his attendance at the event said: “I have had a hectic year of competition on the water, and I am very much looking forward to attending this year’s Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta as a spectator. It was very kind of Old Pulteney to invite me as their guest and I am eager to see some fine sailing and enjoying a dram or two.”

Old Pulteney will welcome participants with a whisky tasting of their 12, 17 and 21-year-old fin expressions at the weekend’s key events and locations including the Picnic in the Park, the bustling Coronation Park Marquee, both of Dartmouth’s prestigious Yacht Clubs and crucially will be on hand to congratulate race winners with its award winning single malt at the official prize giving.

Iain Baxter, Senior Brand Manager of Old Pulteney added: “I am thrilled that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will attend the Port of Dartmouth Regatta. Sir Robin is an inspiration to many and I am sure his achievements will encourage all on the water to enjoy a competitive weekend’s sailing. We hope that everyone has a great time, both off and on shore and invite them to stop by and share a dram with us in one of tasting areas.”