Donald Trump Glenfiddich Whisky Madness

Donald Trump Glenfiddich Whisky Madness

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It would seem that one of the worlds richest men, Donald Trump, has decided to take on Glenfiddich, the world’s biggest single scotch malt whisky producer! Hence the Donald Trump Whisky Glenfiddich Madness title to this post.

Why you ask would he decide to do this. The answer has to be just plain bad temper and sour grapes. I personally cannot see any other reason. So what is it all about?

Glenfiddich is the sponsor of the Spirit of Scotland award, which is voted for by members of the public and was this year won by Aberdeenshire fisherman Michael Forbes. This was actually a bit of a surprise because it was widely expected that Olympic Gold medallist, Grand Slam winner and Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray would pick up the prize.

Michael Forbes seems to have roused a bit of a rebellious streak in the population because of his strong opposition to Trump and his new golf course in Aberdeenshire. This course has been built despite very strong local opposition, with Forbes at the forefront of it.

Michael Forbes and Donald Trump have locked horns over this several times. Forbes had refused to sell some of his land to Trump and placed large protest signs on it demanding no golf course. The two have traded insults for some time over this disagreement.

The Edinburgh ceremony this week saw Forbes receive his award to much popular acclaim.

Glenfiddich were unrepentant and a spokesman said

“Top Scot is a totally open category in which the people of Scotland can vote for whomsoever they choose and Glenfiddich has no influence on this decision,” a spokesman said.
[The] Top Scot may be one of that year’s category nominees or may come from any walk of life. The person receiving the greatest number of votes, cast by the people of Scotland, wins the award.”
It added: “In the history of these awards, we are not aware of the Top Scot award causing any offence or upset to anyone and it is not our intention to do so now. These awards were set up to give the people of Scotland a vote and we must respect their decision.”

Glenfiddich Biggest Selling Malt Whisky

Worlds Best Selling Scotch Single Malt

This is not good enough for Donald Trump however and he has called for a boycott of all Glenfiddich products, and those of the parent company, William Grant & Son.

This has already happened in all the premises that Donald Trump owns, but I suspect that he probably bitten off more than he can chew, since as I said at the beginning the Speyside Whisky company is the most popular seller of Scotch Malt whisky in the world. Millions of drinkers are not about to give up their favourite tipple on the whims of a man like Donald Trump. In fact the people of Scotland have probably already passed judgement on him with their award to Michael Forbes.

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3 Responses to Donald Trump Glenfiddich Whisky Madness

  1. Meredith says:

    Sounds like some bad blood between the two. I hare to say anything against Trump, I like him. I didn’t used to but, give him a chance, he grows on you.

  2. Lisa Marie says:

    The Donald always seems to get his way, I guess that’s helped him build his dynasty. I hope Michael Forbes hangs on to his land.

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