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20 May 2015

Stevenson Celebrates World Whisky Day 2015

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, marked the 4th World Whisky Day 2015 in the Scottish Parliament this week.

Stewart Stevenson MSP and Eilidh Whiteford MP
on a visit to Glenglassaugh Distillery
World Whisky Day took place on Saturday 16 May and will be celebrated on the third Saturday of May each year from now on.

Mr Stevenson said:

“Around the world, people have been celebrating, including people in Nairobi, Kenya, and people in Cambodia, in the warehouse in Siem Reap’s old market area. In Kiev—troubled as Ukraine currently is—people were able to make time in Sofiivs’ka Street for whisky tasting. In a traditional gentleman’s bar in my niece’s home town of Townsville in Queensland, there was a whisky menu from which one could select a wide range of whiskies, and there were two events in Antartica.”

He mentioned the Immature Spirits (Restriction) Act 1915, that his father’s cousin James Stevenson took through the Westminster Parliament, which is responsible for whisky under three years old not being permitted to be sold – creating the quality in the industry today.

Mr Stevenson added:

“I celebrated World Whisky Day on Saturday with a refreshing draught of anCnoc from the distillery at Knock. I welcome the constituency boundary changes in 2011 that gave me that distillery to add to the couple that I already had, but I am looking forward to making a takeover bid for Moray at the next election, because I want more of them. You cannae get enough.”

Distilleries in Mr Stevenson’s constituency include Glenglassaugh, Knockdhu and Macduff.
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