Brian of London personally recommends Laphroaig Single Islay Malt. It’s one of two fine Scottish single malts I am currently enjoying on a regular basis. I recommend that you try it because not only is it an exceptional single malt Scotch Whisky, it’s not made in West Dunbartonshire.
Jameel over at the Muquata blog got this whole thing going and, as seems to be normal with the lame stream media, is receiving scant recognition of this.
Now you may think a Jewish boycott of hard liquor, who’s that going to hurt? Well you’d be surprised! In 2000 I had my wedding in Israel. About 3/4 of the 350 guests were from Israel, most of the rest were my (mostly non Jewish) friends from the UK. As is normal for Israel wedding catering, pay for the food and the booze is included. I payed $1 or so extra per guest for better quality booze and remarked to the caterer “I hope you have enough, some of the guests are not Israeli”
There was an abundance of food, of course. My UK friends finished the vodka, whisky and (though they did not know it) were 3 glasses from finishing the beer too. But perhaps the Israelis helped with the Whisky: I like to think so!
I prefer the idea of promoting a POSITIVE message to buy the many excellent Scotch Whisky that come from OUTSIDE West Dummyshire.
Move by Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs comes after Kiddush-favorite Chivas named in global boycott of Israeli goods.
The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) – a partnership of 250 Jewish men’s clubs that claims more than 25,000 members throughout North America – has joined with synagogues both in Israel and in the diaspora in “suggesting a boycott of scotch from distillers located in West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland at Kiddush and [in] public and private” celebrations.
The FJMC, which is affiliated with the Conservative movement, has called for Jews to avoid certain brands of spirits following a boycott of Israeli goods instituted by the local council of the whiskey-producing region.
Aussie Dave adds: The above mentioned Jerusalem Post actually mentions Israellycool, but no link!