Saturday, 29 September 2012

Still going strong...not!

Spotted this fellow on a recent visit to Tours,oddly enough outside the 'Irish Shop'. For those of you who don't know, he is none other than Johnnie Walker an iconic symbol of the Scottish whisky manufacturer who started production in my home town of Kilmarnock during the19th century. The company started by the said J.W. continued to produce and export its popular brands until its current owners,'Diagio', decided to close the plant in March this year after 192 years, with the loss of 700 jobs. Wonder if the people of Kilmarnock will demand a change to the company slogan, 'Born 1820 - still going strong'.

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