Party favors! Ever stopped at your local liquor store or convenience store on your way to a party and noticed those mini bottles of Fireball? They may not contain what you think they do. A new lawsuit suing the makers of Fireball Whiskey claim that the mini bottles are misleading because they don't actually contain whiskey! What?!
If you have ever looked closely at the labels of the large Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey bottles and the mini bottles, you will notice that the mini bottles are just labeled as Fireball Cinnamon. The Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey big bottle contains 33% alcohol by volume, the mini bottles only contain 16.5% alcohol by volume. It turns out the mini bottle of Fireball Cinnamon is actually just a malt beverage containing natural whiskey flavor. Mind. Blown.
A woman has sued the makers of Fireball claiming that the label on a mini bottle of Fireball Cinnamon says "Malt beverage with natural whiskey and other flavors and caramel color." She claims that by not putting the word "flavor" after the words "natural whiskey" is misleading. Fireball claims that by not putting the word whiskey after Fireball Cinnamon, it isn't misleading.
The lawsuit is a class action lawsuit, so did you save that Kum & Go receipt from your mini bottle purchase?