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Johnnie Walker forced to shut the spigot on Explorers’ Club line

New York Post – August 05,  2014

Its members have scaled Mount Everest, walked on the moon and trekked to the farthest reaches of the Earth — but they don’t make Scotch whisky, so Johnnie Walker had better stop using their name.

That was the ruling from a Manhattan judge, who has shut the spigot on a $50 million line of Johnnie Walker scotch known as “Explorers’ Club,” finding that parent company Diageo was profiting off an association with the world-renowned, Manhattan-based club without permission.

Absolut to launch limited edition in India

The Spirits Business – July  07,  2014

Pernod Ricard plans to launch a limited edition of its vodka brand Absolut in India. The Absolut limited editions have until now been launched principally in the mature vodka markets of the Americas and Europe, but will now also be released in India, the company said in a statement as reported by The India Times.