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Booze news: Beckham’s ad and partying OAPs

By Lia Sanders on 2/02/15 11:00 AM

David Beckham’s advert for Haig Club whisky has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after two complaints that it might appeal to children. The Guy Ritchie directed ad, which features the former footballer arriving at a Scottish manor on a vintage motorbike, was criticised by charity Alcohol Concern because Beckham’s presence might make it appealing to children.

However, ASA dismissed the complaint that he would have a particular appeal to under 18s and agreed with producer Diageo that the advert did not suggest alcohol was necessary for social success.

Meanwhile a gin bar in Spain has become a Guinness World Record holder for having the most varieties of gin. They currently have 518 varieties for sale- quite a leap from when they opened in 20019 with 119 varieties.

And finally watch the BBC’s video of cocktail parties in London care homes to put a smile on your face. Charity Magic Me dreamt up Cocktails in Care Homes project in 2011 when they heard from care home residents that they had very few evening activities. The evenings see the old people put on their glad rags to enjoy a drink and a dance.