“Distilleries could be barred from serving a dram to visitors at the end of tours under Scottish Government proposals to tackle alcohol abuse.
Scotch whisky bosses believe tough restrictions on promotional activities could undermine one of Scotland’s biggest earners and the tourist industry in rural areas like Speyside.”
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I am reminded of a story recounted by a friend when the chancellor recently put extra tax on malt whisky, supposedly to discourage the “drink culture”. He said he had seen two shellsuit clad youths in burberry baseball caps in the supermarket discussing whether to go for the Ardbeg or the Glenlivet.