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Misleading mini fireball bottles do not contain whiskey

Misleading mini fireball bottles do not contain whiskey
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If you’re reaching for a bullet-sized bottle of Fireball at the grocery store, you might want to read this. The small bottle must not contain whiskey, but a “malt-flavored drink”. Consumers, Maine residents, have the right to have their money spent on things they choose to do,” said attorney Spencer Sheehan. In a new lawsuit, a customer representing Sheehan alleges that the similar bottles in different stores make them misleading to whoever bought the cinnamon-flavored alcohol: “Before I even realized it wasn’t whiskey, I would never have tasted one of those again,” said Tom, a shopper in Westbrook. The lawsuit called the labels “nearly identical” and said the manufacturer intended consumers to make the mistake of what was on the label. “It’s still something they pay more for,” Sheehan said. Well, Sazarec, the producer of Fireball Whiskey, is being sued for $5 million. The lawsuit goes on to explain the difference between the two liquids: whiskey is a distilled spirit, and a malt beverage is a beverage based on fermentation with flavorings and colorings added later. The lawsuit alleges that anyone who picks up the item at a grocery store wouldn’t even notice that the word “whisky” is missing from the small bottle.” “Fireball” isn’t qualified with the word “brand,” which could indicate to shoppers what they buy has little connection to cinnamon whiskey,” the lawsuit says. While the bottle says it’s a malted beverage, the lawsuit adds that it’s the smallest legal size when it comes to the Writing at the bottom of the bottle goes In addition to the small writing, the document claims that no. Not putting the word “flavors” after the words “Natural Whiskey” will continue to mislead shoppers who expect what’s in the larger bottle that is purchased at liquor stores. The mini-bottles are sold at a premium price of $0.99, which the lawsuit says is more than the plaintiff would have paid had she known about the deceptive packaging.” rt continues: “(The) plaintiff cannot rely on the labeling of not only this product but other flavored malt beverages that use the names of distilled spirits because it is unsure of the truthfulness of their representations.” Fireball is accused for marketing and presenting the bottles directly as whiskey rather than a malt beverage, as the lawsuit alleges fraud and negligent misrepresentation of its product. The class-action lawsuit seeks to have Fireball correct its “practices,” including awarding monetary, statutory and/or punitive damages. You can read the full lawsuit by clicking here.

If you’re reaching for a bullet-sized bottle of Fireball at the grocery store, you might want to read this. The small bottle must not contain whiskey, but a “malt-flavored drink”.

“These are difficult economic times. Consumers, Maine residents, have the right to have their money spent on things they choose to do,” said attorney Spencer Sheehan.

In a new lawsuit, a customer represented by Sheehan alleges that the similar bottles in different stores make it misleading to those purchasing the cinnamon-flavored alcohol.

“Until I even realized it wasn’t whiskey, I would never have tasted one of these again,” said Tom, a buyer in Westbrook.

The lawsuit called the labels “nearly identical” and said the manufacturer intended consumers to make the mistake of what’s inside.

“It’s still something they pay more for,” Sheehan said.

Now Sazarec, the producer of Fireball whiskey, is being sued for $5 million.

The lawsuit explains the difference between the two liquids: whiskey is a distilled spirit, and a malt beverage is a beverage based on fermentation with flavorings and coloring added later.

The lawsuit alleges that those picking up the item at a grocery store wouldn’t even notice that the word “whisky” was missing from the small bottle.

“‘Fireball’ is not identified with the word ‘brand,’ which could alert buyers that what they are buying has little to do with cinnamon whiskey,” the lawsuit states.

While the bottle says it’s a malt drink, the suit adds that it’s the smallest size allowed when it comes to the writing at the bottom of the bottle.

In addition to the small print, the document claims that not including the word “flavors” after the words “natural whiskey” will continue to mislead shoppers expecting what’s in the larger bottle bought in liquor stores.

The mini-bottles are sold at a premium price of $0.99, which the lawsuit says is more than the plaintiff would have paid had it known about the misleading packaging.

The lawsuit continues: “[The]plaintiff cannot rely on the labeling of not only this product but other malted flavored beverages that use the names of distilled spirits because it is unsure of the truthfulness of their representations.”

Fireball is accused of marketing and portraying the bottles directly as whiskey rather than a malt beverage as the lawsuit alleges fraud and negligent misrepresentation of its product.

The class-action lawsuit seeks to get Fireball to rectify its “practices” and award pecuniary, legal, and/or criminal damages, among other awards.

You can read the full lawsuit click here.

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