November 8, 2017 – Walvis Bay, Namibia Namibian Customs officials in conjunction with Walvis Bay Municipal Authorities were presented with the problem of disposing of the largest counterfeit alcohol seizure this year. Last month as part of a World Custom Organization initiative that included nineteen Customs Administration and Ports in Africa, the Namibian Customs Agency…

Walvis Bay, Namibia – October 30,2017 Customs Officials in the Port City of Walvis Bay, Namibia halted a shipment of Fake Alcohol Brands Exported from USA via Dubai. The destination of the liquor shipment was Zimbabwe. As reported by The Namibian, the shipment was stopped as part of a larger International Customs Operation by The…

Franklin County, NY – October 12, 2017 In Franklin County New York, the esteemed bourbon brand, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, in conjunction with their partner, Buffalo Trace Distillery were instrumental in a successful prosecution of a liquor counterfeiter. When faced with charges that could result in a jail term, the counterfeiter pled guilty to the…

Bali, Indonesia – October 4, 2017 On the nightlife strips in Bali, the advertisements for alcoholic drinks seem unbelievable. Ads pushing Vodka and Coke for the equivalent of $1.10USD, free cocktails for ladies and 2 for the price of one drinks. They seem unbelievable because they are not true. Bali, and the rest of Indonesia…

September 14, 2017 – Atlantic City, NJ A New Jersey resident is suing McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Inc. a nationwide restaurant chain with a location in Atlantic City, NJ. The basis of the lawsuit is caustic beer. Richard Washart, a Seaville, NJ resident claims that as a patron of the McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood…

I’ll have a shot or make it a double shot of vodka bartender. A very common order at bars, clubs and restaurants, but what exactly was ordered and what did the customer get. It really depends on where the order was placed and filled. There is not a legal standard for a shot in 49…

On August 23, 2017. The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine announced raids at six state distilleries in Vinnytsia, Sumy, Ternopil and Kharkiv regions that are not part of Ukrspyrt, the State-owned liquor producing enterprise. The State Fiscal Service was ostensibly looking for tax evasion, and income diversion, instead they discovered the makings of an underground…

SafeProof.org reports news of fake and tainted gin discovered throughout the world. Alcohol being in made in basements, garages, and warehouses that is then packaged to look like authentic alcohol.  Sometimes this fake or tainted gin, vodka, run, scotch, whiskey… is unwittingly sold in stores or served in clubs and bars, but often it is with…

Do you enjoy a frosty Moscow Mule in one of those iconic Copper Mugs? Well you better check to make sure the inside of the copper cup is lined. Copper and copper alloy are poisonous when the ph level (acidity) gets to 6.0 or below. And yes you beloved Moscow Mule has a ph level…

In the 1950’s a popular bar drink was scotch and water served in a high ball glass. It sounds plain and boring but scotch drinkers obviously knew something intuitively about mixing water with scotch.  In 2017, when everything undergoes analysis, scientists can now explain why adding water to your scotch makes it taste better.  Two…