Distillery hit with lawsuit after using 'breakfast' in new whiskey name

GRAND RAPID, MI - The distillers of finely crafted spirits, Breakfast Gin and Breakfast Rye, are caught up in a name-calling fight for their not-just-for-breakfast drinks.
Makers of Breakfast Gin are trying to stop Grand Rapids' Gray Skies Distillery's December launch of its latest whiskey, Breakfast Rye.

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Drinkers in Europe Are Getting a Thirst for American Liquors. But Will Trade Keep Flowing?

Stephen Gould is pacing around his home in Colorado, fresh from issuing his latest orders to a small army of engineers. Not an out-of-the-ordinary activity for a man who used to be in control of Ford’s Asia-Pacific supply chain – except that the previous day he was out cold on an operating table, he says, as doctors removed a massive tumor from his chest.

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More bars are booting corporate beer from their taps and doubling down on craft

At some point over the next few weeks, kegs of Founders will kick at Pizzeria Paradiso, and bottles of Wicked Weed will run out of stock. And when they do, Paradiso’s four Washington-area locations — Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Alexandria and Hyattsville — will never sell another drop.

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