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    Ukraine distiller that produces fake Johhnie Walker has been fined.

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    Ukraine distiller that produces fake Johhnie Walker has been fined.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 08 May 2017, 10:22 am

    A distillery in central Ukraine that produces Jack Talker Red Level ‘whiskye’ has been fined over a number of breaches relating to Diageo’s Johnnie Walker brand, according to reports.

    The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine fined The Simferopol Wine and Cognac Factory in Dnipro £20,000 – following a £400,000 fine for a “similar” violation in 2015, The Times states.

    The distillery also produces Jack Talker Blue Level and Jack Talker Black Level expressions, and last year reportedly registered ‘White Hopes’, believed to be an imitation of Diageo’s White Horse blended whisky.

    Reports also state that the company lost a patent for Captain Jack in a court case earlier this year. The brand, said to be based on Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum, also featured a pirate on the bottle.

    Read the full report from The Spirits Business.com HERE




    OK, Johnnie Walker whisky might not be the best Scotch whisky in the world, but to blatantly rip-off such a well-recognised name SHOULD be punished.

    Mind you, I think that nobody that has English as a first language will be taken in by the blatant and poor copying of the brand or the name..


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    Re: Ukraine distiller that produces fake Johhnie Walker has been fined.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 11 May 2017, 11:04 am

    Ukraine, you say. The greatest Scotch whisky counterfeiters used to be the Japanese and now they have some really good Scotch whisky copies.

    Maybe the Ukraine are going to go that way too.

    Nothing wrong in that so long as they don't try to badly con the world that their imitations are anything more than that; poor imitations.
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    Re: Ukraine distiller that produces fake Johhnie Walker has been fined.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:06 am

    True. The general look of the bottles are designed as copies, but anyone that can read can easily see that they are fakes.


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    Re: Ukraine distiller that produces fake Johhnie Walker has been fined.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 13 May 2017, 11:20 am

    In fact, I cannot see the reasoning behind the faking of the bottles as a blind man could see that they are fake from thirty paces.

    What are they playing at ?
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    Re: Ukraine distiller that produces fake Johhnie Walker has been fined.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 14 May 2017, 11:31 am

    As I previously said; The Japanese have been copying Scotch whisky for many years, and their Suntory brand is now as good as any blended whisky that comes from Scotland.

    Maybe the Ukraine distillers will eventually get as good as Suntory, even if they might never be as good as the Scottish proprietary whiskys.

    Have a look at this Google page to see just what Suntory now has to offer HERE


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