The week in pictures

Back in Blighty, an advert promoting Edrington-owned whisky brand The Macallan has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for linking alcohol with risky and irresponsible behaviour.

It depicted a man jumping off a clip and falling towards the ground, only to sprout wings and start to fly. It was accompanied by the tagline ‘would you risk falling…for the chance to fly?’ It ended with text stating ‘The Macallan. Make the call.”

Whisky fans on Twitter said the implication of risky behaviour wasn’t the only distressing part of the advert.


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