Blog: Chris MercerThe Famous Grouse becomes a bit more famous

Chris Mercer | 29 November 2010

The grouse sculpture. Picture courtesy of newscom.

The grouse sculpture. Picture courtesy of newscom.

For years, the mascot for the The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky (surprisingly, it's a cartoon grouse) has graced television screens in the run-up to Christmas. Now, residents in Perth, Scotland, have a permanent statue courtesy of brand owner, The Edrington Group.

A 21-ft tall sculpture of a grouse taking flight has been erected on "one of Scotland's major road junctions" in Perthshire to mark 800 years since King William the Lion handed Perth the Royal Burgh Charter (in 1210).   

Edrington Group stumped up the dollar for the statue.


BLOG

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles....

BLOG

Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour thro...

BLOG

Situation Vacant - Must love whisk(e)y

Do you like whisk(e)y? And, I mean, really like whisk(e)y? Are you at a loose end in the first half of 2017? If so, then I've found just the job for you....

BLOG

Angostura advertises the news

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?