Lawsuit claims company trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch

A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch

RICHMOND, Va. -- A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch.

In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the Scotch Whisky Association alleges the Virginia Distillery Co. has engaged in "false, misleading and deceptive" labelling of whiskey sold under the brand name "Virginia-Highland Whisky."

Whiskey made in the U.S. is spelled with an 'e.'

The trade group is asking for an injunction.

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This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the first name of Virginia Distillery CEO Gareth Moore.