Whisky Counter-Boycott

H/T The Muqata

It looks like the the boycott of Scotch produced in West Dunbartonshire – in response to the council’s boycott of all Israeli goods – has picked up steam. Per the Jerusalem Post:

“The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) – a partnership of 250 Jewish men’s clubs [affiliated with the Conservative Movement] that claims more than 25,000 members throughout North America – has joined with synagogues both in Israel and in the diaspora in “suggesting a boycott of scotch from distillers located in West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland at Kiddush and [in] public and private” celebrations.”

The following list from The Muquata is based on the reports of expert Whisky aficionados living in Scotland who are 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

As FJMC Executive Director Rabbi Charles Simon concerning the boycott of Israeli goods by West Dunbartonshire in particular, but about such boycotts in general:

“It begins at the top of a large mountain, and gathers momentum until it is transformed into an avalanche.
If we wish to stop it, we need to act as soon as possible.”

Indeed, it’s time to come together as a community now and work to overturn West Dunbartonshire’s boycott before such an avalanche begins. 

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