WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Lawyers for a trade association are dropping a federal lawsuit alleging that a Virginia distillery has improperly tried to pass off whiskey as Scotch.
Attorneys for Scotch Whisky Association filed a voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Delaware on Thursday.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.2K New Cases & 12 Deaths Reported Saturday
The association’s lawsuit claimed that the Virginia Distillery Co. has engaged in “false, misleading and deceptive” labelling of whiskey sold under the brand name “Virginia-Highland Whisky.”
The lawsuit claims the use of the term “Highland” and its spelling of “Whisky” falsely imply that the product is Scotch whisky wholly produced in Scotland.READ MORE: Baltimore City Receives $2M In Funding For Minority Owned Business Development
Whiskey made in the U.S. is spelled with an ‘e.’
Virginia Distillery CEO Gareth Moore issued a statement saying his company was working toward an amicable resolution of the dispute with the Scotch Whisky Association.MORE NEWS: Woman Found Dead In East Baltimore Fire Was Shot Beforehand, Police Say
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