Maker's Mark Wins!

Posted on by Eric Burke

Ok, so I'm not nearly as excited as that headline makes it seem. But since I did write about this very topic just last month, I took a little interest in the first news we have out of these cases. 

It seems that the first of the many "handmade" cases is over, having been dismissed by the judge "with prejudice."  The decision itself, while being a bit heavy on the legalese (I guess that's appropriate in this instance), is an entertaining read since it basically calls bull on many of the claims that common sense tells you it should. You can read it below. (Hat tip to Brian @sippncorn for tweeting a link to the decision.)

Of course Maker's Mark is happy. And they did what any happy company would do: issue a press release.

So...that's that right? Well, not exactly. As both Chuck Cowdery and Mark Gillespie have reported on their respective websites, this is just one of the cases and may have no bearing on the others. Plus, there may be an appeal. Stay tuned!

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