Sip 50-Year-Old Scotch, Smoke Cigars, and Play Golf at Whistling Straits
For its new Sip, Swing, Smoke experience—taking place May 15 through 17—Destination Kohler of Kohler, Wis., is offering 12 guests a weekend of rare Scotch whisky, fine cigars, and golf at its famed Pete Dye–designed course, Whistling Straits. The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with a reception, during which participants will be treated to pairings of Gurkha cigars and a selection of whiskies from the Balvenie distillery of Scotland’s Speyside region, including its revered PortWood Aged 21 Years. The next day, they will play a round of golf at Whistling Straits, the Scottish-style links course that is set to host the 2020 Ryder Cup.
The main event takes place that evening: a dinner paired with Balvenie whiskies, including the Balvenie Fifty, the whisky maker’s ultrarare 50-year-old single-malt scotch. The Balvenie earmarked just 15 bottles of this rare whisky for the U.S. market (each priced at $30,000), and Destination Kohler has one on hand just for this occasion. Like many Speyside single malts, the Balvenie Fifty aged in sherry oak casks, imparting the sweeter notes for which Speyside whisky is known. For the dinner, the resort’s Immigrant Restaurant will prepare five proper Scottish dishes with five different Balvenie whiskies, including its 30-, 40-, and 50-year-old single malts. The experience, which includes a two-night stay at Destination Kohler’s American Club Resort Hotel, is priced at $4,889 per person. (americanclubresort.com)