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- Jul 14, 2014
- An Eochair
t I took the 'Silly Mistake' to be not claiming whiskies are all 'essentially the same' (which, as you say, they are as soon as you 'pan out'), but rather 'telling the Scottish public that whiskies are all the same' as it's as liable to be as well-received as telling the Koreans that all kimchi is the same, the Greeks that all Feta is the same or the French that all Champagne is the same: definitely ill-advised.
This is how I take it too. My point is that this isn't what has happened. What has happened is that, as usual, a phrase has been cherry-picked and trailed to create outrage.
I know more about what's in and what was left out of the report than I can say without Politics It was known this would happen, whatever we put in and left out. There may be a statement on it later to address the concern and refocus attention on the purpose of the consultation - again, this is an expected, albeit not longed for, event!
It's this or go the way of anodyne pap, keeping the discussion away from the people it is intended to benefit - don't frighten the horses style.
I submit that the Silly Mistake is in falling for the clickbait headline and introducing politics!
This place is better than this. So is the OP.