Thika, Kenya – February 10, 2019 In a joint operation on January 31,2019, that included the Police, the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the elite police Flying Squad seized African Spirit Company Limited in Thika. This company is the licensed distiller and distributor of popular Kenyan Brands of liquor…

January 15, 2019 – Hull, England Counterfeit Vodka ALERT Warning: if you spot ‘Radanoff’ vodka for sale, do not buy or drink it. Radanoff is a fake brand seized recently in Hull, England. It could contain industrial alcohol which can cause blindness or death. If you see Radanoff, contact Trading Standards on: 01482 300 300.…

December 21, 2018 – New York, New York Rare Whisky 101 bills itself as, “the first and only company to publish an extensive range of insight and intelligence to the whisky collector and investor.” Founded in Scotland in 2014 as a valuation, brokerage and consultancy service for whisky collectors, Rare Whisky 101 has complied a…

October 3, 2018 – Sepang, Malaysia On September 18, 2018 SafeProof.org reported on a story out of Sungai Buloh, Malaysia concerning a rash of poisonous methanol laced liquor which hospitalized hundreds and killed 15 as of that date. Today, October 3rd, 2018, the official death toll reported by the Malaysian Government stands at 45, with many…

August 15, 2018 – Jersey City, NJ USA Putting international politics aside the recent tariffs on USA alcohol exports will create one certain outcome: Fuel Counterfeit Alcohol Production. Supply, demand and pricing economics is no different for illicit products. This summers trade war with the European Union had already caused concern from Brown-Forman the maker…

August 1, 2018 – Tel Aviv, Israel The Department of Enforcement and Supervision of the Israeli Ministry of Health conducted a raid on a liquor warehouse in Holon after receiving a tip. The warehouse raided had a trading name of 5-Star Liquor located at 10 Bar Kochba, Holon, Israel. Cases of vodka bottles were seized…

July 1, 2018 – Jersey City, New Jersey, USA The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), issued a report ‘Alcohol in the Shadow Economy’ in June 2018. IARD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking. The Washington, DC based organization is supported by member companies from the alcohol industry. The…

June 30, 2018 – Sydney, Australia The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), has filed suit in Australia against D’Aquino Bros Pty Ltd for trademark infringement and deceiving consumers by distributing alcoholic beverages labeled as scotch that were not scotch. The SWA is citing three brands bottled and distributed by D’Aquino Bros Pty Ltd. The brands named…

June 19, 2018 – Sydney, Australia Investigative journalists, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly, writing for ABC in Australia filed numerous freedom of information requests in pursuit of counterfeit alcohol stories.  One of the files they reviewed as part of their freedom of information filing tells the story of a million-dollar outback bootlegger.  The reporters pieced…