The Scotch whisky Association has won a victory to have thousands of litres of fake Scotch destroyed in South Africa.

The move follows in legal battle between the SWA and a local company Purple Rain, which has been selling brands such as the Original Scotsman, Glen Dowan, Prince Regent, Old Spencer and Glenshire, claiming they are Scotch" - "produced in Scotland and bottled in South Africa".

However a judge at the Cape Town High Court ordered the destruction of an initial 700 cases of these brands after saying that they were only South African grape and cane spirit with caramel added.

Judge Binns-Ward also banned Purple Rains from future use of labels depicting kilted Scots, bagpipes and all use of the words Glen, Scotch, Scotland and Scotsman.