CHRISTIAN Porta, chief executive of whisky company Chivas Brothers, has hit out at the Scottish Government for being "more about promoting headlines" than engaging with the drinks industry as the row over minimum pricing rolls on.
CHRISTIAN Porta, chief executive of whisky company Chivas Brothers, has hit out at the Scottish Government for being \"more about promoting headlines\" than engaging with the drinks industry as the row over minimum pricing rolls on.
ANGER: Chivas Brothers boss Christian Porta said Holyrood was grabbing headlines with its policy. Picture: EPA
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TIM SHARP CITY EDITOR
Mr Porta believes minimum pricing, which will push the price of a bottle of 40% whisky up to a minimum of £14, is an "illegal" and "dangerous" policy.
He told The Herald: "We get the impression this Government is more about promoting headline grasping, and measures like minimum unit pricing which we do not believe is going to have an effect, than working with the industry."
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