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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:32 AM

Donald Trump's Scottish love affair on the rocks after whisky award sleight

Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump's Scottish love affair on the rocks after whisky award sleight

Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 5 December 2012 14.00 GMT

Property magnate Donald Trump has gone to war with one of the world's largest whisky companies after it sponsored an award given to an arch critic of his controversial Scottish golf course.

In what is emerging as the battle of the billionaires, Trump said he has banned every brand of whisky sold by William Grant & Sons from his resorts and hotels after Michael Forbes, his obstinate neighbour in Aberdeenshire, was voted Top Scot in a ceremony sponsored by the distiller's leading brand, Glenfiddich.

The closest resident to Trump's golf course, Forbes won the award last week after a public vote, beating the Olympic tennis gold medallist and US Open winner Andy Murray. Trump said that decision was "an insult to both Andy Murray and Scotland itself".

Trump claimed that William Grant & Sons, which broke through the 1bn sales barrier this year and owns several of the world's most popular whiskies, including Grant's, was jealous of his own inhouse single malt whisky brand.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:36 AM

1. Trump is living proof that it's possible to be

the world's biggest buffoon and the world's biggest egomaniac at the same time.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:40 AM

2. Can't be a battle of billionaires

as donny doesn't have that kind of money. If it weren't for his father, he'd be on skid row.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:41 AM

3. Trump is a simple ass.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:49 AM

4. Geesh he's such a whiney crybaby. nt

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