Whiskey Distillers Sued Over “Whiskey Fungus”
There’s a great article over at Food Manufacturing about a suit filed on Wednesday against Heaven Hill Distilleries, Diageo America’s Supply and Brown-Forman by a group of Kentucky residents who claim that whiskey fungus – Baudoinia Compniacensis – caused by the defendants’ distillery operations is damaging their property and diminishing its value.
We’ve obtained a copy of the complaint and you can find it here.
Interestingly, Adam Rogers wrote a wonderful piece on a similar whiskey fungus mystery for Wired a year ago. That article discussed a Canadian operation where the result was that the distillery pays to have its neighbors homes power-washed once a year.