Vodka Wins Protected Status

Meaning the watered-down spirit 'Vodkat' is out of luck, needs new name
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2010 3:13 AM CST
Vodkat is a mixture of vodka and neutral fermented alcohol with a strength of 22% alcohol.   (Grocery Trafer)
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(Newser) – Watered-down vodka-like spirits can't use vodka-like names, a British judge ruled yesterday. He ruled in favor of Smirnoff maker Diageo and ordered the producers of "Vodkat"—a 22% strength spirit made from a mix of vodka and neutral fermented alcohol—to find a new name for their drink. The decision gives vodka the same protected status as champagne, whiskey, and sherry, the Telegraph reports.

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