Mr Sir Orange, minister of Art and Fisheries, hosted a grand banquet at the occasion of the visit of the Chinese Minister of Economic Development and Political Expansion, Mr Tong. Mr Tong in his address to the local political, social and economic elite announced that Chinese scientists had developed a prototype of the whisky tree.
“The Whizkey tree,” explained the minister, “is a tree that grows whizkey. The harvesting time depends on the desired maturation of the whiskey. The oldest we have at present is five years. Taste quite good, fruits of this tree and the beauty is grows bottled and all. 100% organic, no factory pollution. And,” he added proudly, “this time nobody can accuse China of illicit copying or plagiarism. You simply cannot find this tree anywhere in the world except at the botanical laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Experimental Agriculture at Tau Peng.”
Mr Sir Orange was visibly impressed. “A great achievement indeed, your Excellency,” he acknowledged. “Do you already have a brand name for this extraordinary product?” inquired Mr Sir Orange curiously.
“It is going to be Yellow Label. Yellow Label WhizKey” Minister Tong declared.
Thank God it is not Orange Label, Mr Sir Orange thought to himself. “Very original,” Mr Sir Orange admitted out loud. “Perhaps next time when you honour our country with a visit you could come with a seedling.”
“We do have seedling, comrade Excellency Orange,” replied Minister Tong, “the seedlings make the miniature bottles. Also very nice and marketable.”