DIAGEO'S senior directors claim they are protecting the heritage of Johnnie Walker – one of the world's best-known whiskies – despite plans to end its 185-year ties with Kilmarnock, where it began in a grocer's shop.The drinks giant has been criticised for ignoring Johnnie Walker's history during consultations over plans to close the Ayrshire town's bottling plant.
But yesterday, global distributions managing director David Gosnell said: "We like to think the liquid comes from all of Scotland; Scotland in a glass."His comments followed a statement by Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh that the company recognised "the key role brands play" and "remain committed to protecting their heritage."
WELL HERE'S MY SOLUTION. The SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT should pass a law which states that WHISKY cannot be called SCOTCH, unless it uses purely Scottish produce, is distilled in Scotland AND IS BOTTLED IN SCOTLAND.
How would you like those FUCKING APPLES, MR WALSH?