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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:37 PM

Trump wars with whiskey company after it gives an award to one of his critics

By Severin Carrell, The Guardian
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:26 EST

Furious Trump bans all whiskies by rival distiller that sponsored Top Scot award given to his obstinate neighbour

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 top brand, Glenfiddich.

The closest resident to Trump’s golf course, Forbes won the award last week after a public vote, beating the Olympics tennis gold medallist and New York 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 Grants, was jealous of his own inhouse single malt whisky brand.

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Reply Trump wars with whiskey company after it gives an award to one of his critics (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
bongbong Dec 2012 #1
ROBROX Dec 2012 #2
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #3
Bake Dec 2012 #4
zipplewrath Dec 2012 #6
djean111 Dec 2012 #5
zipplewrath Dec 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:22 PM

1. The repig whine-fest

 

repigs are whining a huge amount lately, about pretty much everything; even more than usual. They must really be sore that Flip-Flopper flopped so badly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:34 PM

2. ANOTHER BRAND OFF MY LIST

 

I drink and I don't drink the best. Now I plan to NOT buy this idiots brands which could drive a person to lose their mind. The Donald may be off his rocker because of his choice of DRINK, but it could be that he is just CRAZY.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:05 PM

3. What brand is off your list?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:37 PM

4. Trump is a pig (to state the obvious)

As for me, if it does't come from Kentucky, it doesn't pass my lips ... no Scotch for me. I prefer bourbon.



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Response to Bake (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:44 PM

6. Where do you think bourbon learned?

I'm a bourbon man myself as well, but you do realize that bourbon is a specialized variety of whiskey. And Scotch is a whiskey. (In Scotland they often call it whiskey). I can appreciate and enjoy a really good "scotch". When I was there I got to taste many a fine scotch. Never quite made it to a good bourbon level, but very good none the less.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. Oh, Trump is just using this to promote that he has his own brand of scotch, I think.

In addition to being a massively self-absorbed puerile scuzzbucket, of course.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:45 PM

7. Probably the reverse

He's a "massively self-absorbed puerile scuzzbucket" and he is also using it to promote his own brand of scotch, of course.

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