Donald Trump's Scottish love affair on the rocks after whisky award slight - 2012-12-05
Property magnate Donald Trump has gone to war with one of the world's largest whisky companies after it sponsored an award given to an arch critic of his controversial Scottish golf course.
In what is emerging as the battle of the billionaires, Trump said he has banned every brand of whisky sold by William Grant & Sons from his resorts and hotels after Michael Forbes, his obstinate neighbour in Aberdeenshire, was voted Top Scot in a ceremony sponsored by the distiller's leading brand, Glenfiddich.
The closest resident to Trump's golf course, Forbes won the award last week after a public vote, beating the Olympic tennis gold medallist and US Open winner Andy Murray. Trump said that decision was "an insult to both Andy Murray and Scotland itself".