A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the producers of Fireball Whisky.

$5 Million Lawsuit Against the Makers of Fireball

In the lawsuit, a customer claims that it is misleading that different stores sell similar shot-sized bottles of Fireball while some contain a “malt-flavored beverage” and not whisky.

The suit says the bottles are “almost identical” and the manufacturer, Sazarec, intends for customers to make the mistake, according to WMTW News 8.

Label on the Bottle

The lawsuit goes on to say that people who buy the bottles at the store would not notice that the word “whiskey” is not on the label. The difference between whiskey and malt beverage is also in the lawsuit.

Font Size on the Bottle

The lawsuit also claims that even though the bottles are labeled as a malt beverage, the font size of the letters is the smallest allowed.

Get our free mobile app

News Updates and Free App Download

This news story and information about the lawsuit will be updated when more information is released and made available. Download the station app for free and get alerts sent directly to your smart devices. Listen to breaking news on the radio, online and on the app.

ALSO READ: When Will Maine See the $450 Winter Energy Relief Checks?

READ MORE: Check Out Some of the People Who Won the Lottery in the State of Maine

LOOK: Food history from the year you were born

From product innovations to major recalls, Stacker researched what happened in food history every year since 1921, according to news and government sources.
 

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

More From WWMJ Ellsworth Maine