One of South Africa’s favourite rugby sons, and the first ever Springbok Test centurion, Percy Montgomery has launched his Agave spirit brand, El Centurion 102.
The brand name is based on the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winner’s 102-Test career which ended in 2008 with the celebrated fullback holding 94 Bok records. He remains the highest points-scorer (893) in Springbok history.
Montgomery played 330 professional matches and represented South Africa, Barbarians, Western Province, Stormers, Sharks, Newport, Dragons and Perpignan.
The launch event was held at the Beach House in Camps Bay where fellow Springbok centurion Bryan Habana and Proteas cricket centurion Herschelle Gibbs were among those who joined Montgomery in the celebrations.
The First Lady of Springbok rugby, Annelee Murray and USA Eagles coach, Gary Gold also attended. Murray was a long-time colleague of Montgomery’s and Gold and Montgomery were part of the Springboks management between 2009 and 2011.
Montgomery joked that his primary two passions in life were rugby and tequila and that launching his own tequila brand was a natural fit. El Centurion 102 was born and is the finest ultra-premium 100 percent organic Karoo Blue Agave spirit in South Africa.
Captured in the exquisite 102 Blanco and Reposado is a tequila made the traditional Mexican way and fused with the essence of Monty’s World Cup-winning Test career and his free-spirited Camps Bay lifestyle.
An auction of a pair of El Centurion bottles also raised R60 000 for the SACS Percy Montgomery Rugby Foundation.
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