Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bhoy Bans the Black Stuff

You know I'm kind of wishing that should Labour manage to hang on to Livingston whenever Jim Devine finally goes that the researcher who has left (and has still not recieved the travel payments owed) gets employed as the new MPs researcher. I'm not just saying that as they are a relative of a good friend but because of the following.

Jim Devine has decided that the people of Scotland should take action against against Diageo on August 12th. Now that is good. But Jim Devine has only named one Diageo product and from the title you can guess which Irish favourite that would be. Quite a statement for a Celtic fan to ban his fellow fans possible favoured tipple. The issue is that if you want to strike a message to the giant producer Diageo what is wrong with the rest of their product range, here is where a little research comes into playing. By the power of Google within 20 seconds I was directed to the Wikipedia page for Diageo which list all their products, so Jim what is wrong with boycotting the rest of these on August 12th?

Diageo is the holding company for some of the most recognizable alcohol brands, including:

  • Beer: Guinness, Smithwick's, Red Stripe, Harp Lager, Kilkenny, Kaliber (non alcoholic)
  • Scotch whisky: Johnnie Walker, Justerini & Brooks (J&B), Bell's, Black & White, Vat 69, Oban, Talisker, Lagavulin, Glen Ord, Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore
  • Baijiu: Shui Jing Fang
  • Vodka: Smirnoff (Smirnov in Russia), Cîroc, Silent Sam, Popov, Ketel One
  • Gin: Gordon's, Tanqueray, Gilbey's, Booth's
  • Rum: Captain Morgan, Bundaberg, Pampero, Myers'
  • Bourbon: Bulleit Canadian whisky: Crown Royal, Seagram's
  • Irish whiskey: Bushmills
  • Tennessee whiskey: George Dickel Tequila: Don Julio, José Cuervo
  • Schnapps: Black Haus, Goldschläger, Rumple Minze
  • Mixed drinks: Archers, Pimm's, TGI Friday's
  • Liqueur: Baileys, Sheridans, Yukon Jack, Godiva's
  • Wines: Sterling Vineyards, Piat d'Or, Barton & Guestier, Beaulieu Vineyard, Blossom Hill, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Acacia, Chalone, Provenance, and Rosenblum.

That's just for starters Jim or are you just trying to blame this all on the Irish. When Grand Metropolitan were an equal partner is setting up Diageo in 1997 and have actually saved a number of Scottish Whiskys as a result, something that has been forgotten a little in the latest Johnny Walker controversy.

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