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Supreme Court Backs Jack Daniel's Over Spoof Toy

Justices give whiskey maker another crack at suing over parody dog toy

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Thursday gave whiskey maker Jack Daniel's reason to raise a glass, handing the company a new chance to win a trademark dispute with the makers of the Bad Spaniels dog toy . In announcing the decision for a unanimous court, Justice Elena Kagan was in an...

Jack Daniel's Blamed for Fungus Coating Tennessee County

Barrelhouse construction halted over lack of permits in Lincoln County

(Newser) - Construction on a Jack Daniel's whiskey barrel warehouse in Tennessee has been halted after a woman complained about an ugly fungus coating her property, which neighbors six other Jack Daniel's barrelhouses. The crusty black stuff is whiskey fungus, or Baudoinia compniacensis, which can grow on a variety of...

Jack Daniel's Asks SCOTUS to Squelch Parody Dog Toy

Maker says the whiskey brand can't take a joke

(Newser) - The company that makes Jack Daniel's is not pleased with a squeaking dog toy that parodies the whiskey's signature bottle—and it wants the Supreme Court to weigh in. Jack Daniel's has asked the justices to hear its case against the manufacturer of the plastic Bad Spaniels...

DUIs on Golf Carts and Scooters? Welcome to Florida

Recent arrests occurred along state's busiest interstate, at Walmart

(Newser) - A woman with an open bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey in a bag was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida's busiest interstate while drunk, according to an arrest report. The 58-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night on the shoulder of Interstate 95. She's now facing...

Your Jack and Coke Just Got an Update

Drink giants Jack Daniels and Coke are teaming up

(Newser) - Jack and Coke drinkers, your official can is here. Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola have teamed up to market an official cocktail combining the two beverages, which will be available for sale in Mexico late this year, NBC News reports. "Select" markets across the globe will follow next year, with...

It's Time to Recognize the Slave Behind Jack Daniel's

Nearest Green gets own foundation, scholarship, park, and whiskey, of course

(Newser) - Few lovers of Tennessee whiskey likely know they owe their favorite drink to a slave named Nearest Green. Jack Daniel's only recently started publicly recognizing Green's vital role in its history, according to a New York Times story that went viral last year. But Green's time as—...

Jack Daniels Welcomes Son, Jim Beam

Good luck in life, kid

(Newser) - "My parents decided they wanted to name their son something to make their parents mad," as Jack Daniels Leathers tells it. "And, at the time, my dad was drinking Jack, which he enjoyed. My mom said, 'Why not?'" Now the man named for whiskey has...

There's a Serious Whiskey War Going On in Tennessee
There's a Serious Whiskey War Going On in Tennessee
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There's a Serious Whiskey War Going On in Tennessee

At the root of it: the law that defines just what Tennessee whiskey is

(Newser) - What is Tennessee whiskey? Well, according to a year-old law, in order to call your product that, it must be made ... almost exactly the way Jack Daniel's is made. That is, as the AP puts it:
  • It must be "fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51%

In Poor Economic Climate, Whiskey Sells
 In Poor Economic 
 Climate, Whiskey Sells 

In Poor Economic Climate, Whiskey Sells

(Newser) - Amid dire economic projections, the maker of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey is having a banner year, the LA Times reports. “We had a nice quarter,” Brown-Forman’s CEO said of sales and income that bested Wall Street estimates. Even a bad employment report today couldn’t sink...

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