Popcorn Sutton settles Jack Daniel's suit

The makers of Popcorn Sutton whiskey have agreed to change the appearance of their bottle to settle a lawsuit filed by the owners of the Jack Daniel's brand. The latter had said that the bottle design Popcorn Sutton began using in 2012 was too similar to Jack Daniel's iconic look.

Phil Lynch, Brown-Forman spokesperson, said: “Brown-Forman and Jack Daniel’s Properties are pleased that an amicable settlement was reached and that Popcorn Sutton has agreed to change to a new bottle. “The agreement calls for Popcorn Sutton to stop using the offending packaging by July 1, but consumers may see this existing packaging for awhile as it sells through the retail trade before being replaced by the new bottle.”