Dear carry out

THE latest whisky from the Glasgow Distillery Company has taken to the air.

The company announced yesterday the 2019 release of its 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch whisky can now be purchased in World Duty Free stores in Scotland’s major international airports. It comes in the same week the 1770 won a gold medal at the giant San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Co-founder Liam Hughes said: “Millions of people travel through Scotland’s airports each year, so we’re excited to share our award-winning 1770 single malt whisky on such a global scale.

“World Duty Free is the world’s largest travel retail store and it’s an honour to be listed alongside some of the world’s greatest spirits.”

At a recommended retail price of £49, we do not imagine too many bottles being cracked open on flights to Alicante…

Hedging bets

POLITICS observers will have reasonably come to the conclusion that Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group (ERG) simply cannot wait for the UK to leave the EU.

But The Bottom Line has discovered that ERG is alive and well on the European mainland. A reliable source tells us that ERG is a player in the Sicilian petrol forecourt market.

Could Rees-Mogg and co have more than one runner in the Brexit race?

Bright birds

TIME is a scarce resource for many business types in this 24-hour society.

But it has inspired a new business idea in Glasgow.

Two Birds Boutique Business, based on the city’s Washington Street, opened its doors yesterday with the mission to allow users to combine working out with networking – or ‘sweatworking’, as the firm puts it. The business has been started by personal trainers – and brothers – Daniel and Greg Stevenson.

Daniel said: “We hope sweat-working will capture the imagination of Glasgow’s business community as a way to fit exercise into busy lifestyles.”

Sounds a lot more tiring than a brisk walk to the sandwich shop…