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Glenfiddich leaves Trump with bad taste

By: | Thu 06 Dec 2012

Donald Trump has reacted with anger at the announcement that Glenfiddich have named Michael Forbes as 'Top Scot' in their annual Spirit of Scotland Awards. Michael Forbes has reportedly refused to sell his land to Trump which was needed for the development or the Trump International Course in Aberdeen

The course was built despite Forbes opposition and opened earlier this year. Trump is reported to have said: 

"Glenfiddich's choice of Michael Forbes, as Top Scot, will go down as one of the great jokes ever played on the Scottish people and is a terrible embarrassment to Scotland."

He went on to say:

"Michael Forbes totally lost his battle, in that he tried to stop the Trump Organization and its many supporters from building what is now recognized as one of the greatest golf courses in the world.

He also took to Twitter to make his point:


The Scotsman also has also reported that Trump has accused Glenfiddich of awarding Forbes as result of Trump releasing his own brand of Whiskey

“Glenfiddich is upset that we created our own single malt whisky using another distillery, which offers far greater products..."

Trump has also vowed the no Glenfiddich or William Grant & Sons products will be sold on his business premises:

"I make a pledge that no Trump property will ever do business with Glenfiddich or William Grant and Sons."

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