David Frost, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association,
"We regret the Court of Session's ruling in favour of the
Scottish Government on minimum unit pricing (MUP). We continue to
believe that MUP is a restriction on trade and that there are more
effective ways of tackling alcohol misuse. However, we of course
remain committed to working with all partners to address this
problem so that the long-term trend of declining alcohol-related
harm in Scotland continues.
"We will study the details of the judgement and consult our
members before deciding on next steps, including any possible
appeal to the UK Supreme Court."
With media enquiries contact SWA head of communications Rosemary
Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org 0131
222 9230 or 07432 605 385
opinion of the court can be accessed via the Scottish Courts and
Tribunals Service website (see link below) from 11am on 21 October