Alcohol pricing controls ‘illegal’
The boss of the second-largest drinks company in the world has claimed Scotland is “shooting itself in the foot” over minimum alcohol pricing.
Pierre Pringuet, chief executive officer of the French wine and spirits giant Pernod Ricard, said yesterday the Scottish Government’s proposals were the “wrong idea” and “illegal”.
The firm – which owns whisky brands including Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Aberlour and Ballantine's – believes the move would have a “serious impact” on the Scotch whisky sector.
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