Whisky Counter-Boycott Update #1

The Global Whisky Counter-boycott is directed at the West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland, which is boycotting Israel. Their boycott which extends to all products from Israel includes a ban on all Israeli books.

That has not stopped them from purchasing “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and Mein Kampf, in the name of “free speech”. (link)

West Dunbartonshire Council member, Jim Bollan, (Scottish Socialist Party) who is spearheading the anti-Israel boycott has come out publicly in defense of the Palestinian murderers of the Fogel family, in which the murderers expressed no regret for their heinous and brutal terrorism.

Udi and Ruth Fogel and three of their children were murdered, and the youngest victim, three month old Hadas, was decapitated by the friends of West Dunbartonshire Council member, Jim Bollan. (link)

The counter-boycott of Whiskys distilled OR bottled in the West Dunbartonshire Council Region of Scotland is extremely important as 10 other Scottish councils are considering similar, anti-semitic and anti-Israel boycotts — the success of the current counter boycott will act as a deterrant against other Scottish Councils. Email the bottlers and distillers of whiskys in the West Dunbartonshire Council Region and let them know your outrage at the antisemitic and anti-Zionist boycott…and that you cannot sit by idly while Israel is maligned by West Dunbartonshire Council.

1. Kudos to the JPost for their excellent article about the counter boycott, which is gaining popularity around the globe. “Kiddush clubs declare boycott on Scottish whiskey” (link). Many newspapers have picked this up as well…The Forward…and organizations as well CiF Watch, etc.

2. Letters Received from the Distillers:

Dear Jameel,

We have received your email regarding West Dunbartonshire Council’s boycott of Israeli products and your views on this decision. Neither Morrison Bowmore Distillery nor Auchentoshan take any political stance and this policy has been made independently from us and without our consultation.

Auchentoshan has invested significantly in working with its many friends and supporters around the world, including the Jewish community and the Kosher London Beth Din, where we recently certified our Auchentoshan Classic as a Kosher Single Malt Whisky.

As a business we recognise the concerns you have expressed regarding this policy. We are forwarding your email and separately writing to the West Dunbartonshire Council to ensure it is made fully aware of the potential implications of its policy.

As a valued friend of Auchentoshan we would very much appreciate your
continued support.

Kind regards,


Head of Brands Marketing
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd


Thank you for contacting Chivas Brothers and its sister company, Pernod Ricard USA, regarding the attributed decision of The West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland to participate in the BDS campaign (Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions) against Israel.

Please be assured that the West Dunbartonshire Council does not represent the views of Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard USA.

Pernod Ricard USA is a long and proud supporter of several leading Jewish causes, including the UJA Federation of New York, which has worked for decades to improve the quality of life for millions of Israelis.

While some Chivas Brothers brands are bottled in Dumbarton, none of its whiskies are distilled in this region and both The Glenlivet and Chivas Regal are bottled at their site in Paisley and not Dumbarton.

Thanks for sharing your concerns with us and we hope that this makes it clear that Chivas Brothers is not associated with the views attributed to the West Dunbartonshire Council. We will be passing on any correspondence on this subject to West Dunbartonshire council so they are fully aware of the potential implications of their policy.”

Catherine SERVIER
PA to Denis FIEVET
VP Investor relations
12 Place des Etats Unis
75016 PARIS
T: +33 1 41 00 41 71
F: +33 1 41 00 42 32

3. Whisky Updates

For the sake of accuracy, the following list is based on the reports of expert Whiskys afficinados living in Scotland who are extremely familiar with the Whiskys in West Dunbartonshire.

This is the most up to date and accurate list as of June 14, 2011 of Whiskys Distilled OR Bottled in West Dunbartonshire.

Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. info@morrisonbowmore.co.uk
Distillers and bottlers of:

Loch Lomond Distillery Co. Ltd mail@lochlomonddistillery.com
Distillers and bottlers of:
Loch Lomond, Scots Earl, Distillery Select, Littlemill, Croftengea, Craigslodge, Inchmurrin, Glen Douglas, Inchfad

Chivas Brothers media.relations@pernod-ricard.com
Distillers and bottlers of:
Single Malts: Glenlivet, Aberlour, Longmorn, Strathisla, Scapa, Tormore
Blends: Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Royal Salute, Clan Campbell, 100 Pipers, Something Special, Passport
Gins: Beefeater Dry Gin, Plymouth

4. Kudos to Kiddush Clubs around the world who are joining the struggle against immoral and unethical boycotts of Israel.

Some include:

Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs – FJMC (link)
International Kiddush Club (link)
Kiddish club of the Old City of Jerusalem

If your Kiddush Club joins the counter-boycott, please let us know and we’ll proudly add you to the list! Email us at muqata@gmail.com

Keep up the great work!

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Council Member for West Dunbartonshire Jim Bollan should hang his head in SHAME, be forced to goto Israel for some sensitivity training AND to be taken from ignorance & arrogance, to fully aware that Israel is NOT the nation to be Boycotting, pointing the finger at or singling out in such a shameful & disrespectful fashion…

Hey Bollan, if you want to Boycott a country, try Syria, Iran, Libya or Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood, best friends of Hitler – You have brutal repressive dictatorships, coupled with Holocaust Deniers that are developing Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction, without ANY supervision or inspection allowed. You also get those who have sworn to “wipe Israel off the face of the planet” & in doing so committing a “final” genocide to kill off Jews & Israelis alike.

Bollan should be forced to fly to Israel, at his cost, not the Scottish Taxpayers & should be taken to Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority & a tour of IT, would enlighten the most mentally challenged people, including Bollan himself, who only a few days ago, as we reported, condoned the brutal Butchering, Slaughter & Massacre of the Fogel Family, who were all Innocents, their lives brutally snuffed out, only for the entire dead family, in a scene in that home that is too heartbreaking to recount or go into detail about. The murdered family was found by their eldest daughter Tamar, who is barely a teenager herself & who was fortunately out of the house at a school function. That function saved her life.

Bollan could learn a thing or two about COURAGE from Tamar, as we have also previously reported here at Israeli IDF when we brought you her courageous interview to Israeli TV, whilst the Western World wasn’t even TOLD about the massacre, in Canada the press was more concerned about the PM’s contested Settlements, which fall into the lands of Judea & Samaria, which has been Jewish for 5771 years.

It makes me sick to my stomach to think that I was not only an SNP voter, but was considerably high up with Alex & other’s in the SNP’s organization, when the SNP was still VERY fringe. Bollan is SNP and should NOT be allowed to slander the SNP brand with such out and out Antisemitism against Israel.

Has the man ever even seen a MAP of the original Jewish/Zionist lands? Does he NOT know that the term “Palestine” is Latin, was coined by the Romans, who all but destroyed the Kingdom of David, tried to massacre every Jew they could find & then for safe measure renamed the area and people “Palestine” and “Palestinian” turning the Jews, who had lived on those lands for over 3,000 years, into “Palestinians” and by extension erasing, or trying to erase their entire history.

Bollan should have spent MORE time in school, learning the FACTS about Israel & that if it were not for the British, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict wouldn’t even be!

Ignorance is bliss…Or so they say!

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