The irony is, lots of Scots are pissed off at the English for buying out some brands, and then Suntory, too, gets a bit of strick but hell, who do you imagine sold the raw stuff to them in the first place?
What a tangled web is big business! Never!?
PS Gotta say, there's a musical magic about Jim Beam, Jack Daniel's, and old Gypsy Rose that's lacking in Johnnie Walker or Haig. Much the same with Route 66; probably vanished by now, but always ahead of M74 or M25...