‘Johnnie Walker favourite with counterfeiters in Goa’

Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) Johnnie Walker, the world renowned brand of Scotch whisky, is not just a favourite with Goa’s Bacchus lovers but even counterfeiters.

In a written reply tabled Wednesday in the monsoon session of the legislative assembly, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who also holds the excise portfolio, said that his department seized 92 bottles of spurious Johnnie Walker whisky, in various raids last year.

From among all the Johnnie Walker labels, the Black Label appears to be the most favourite of counterfeiters, followed by the Red label and the Gold label.

Johnnie Walker is one of the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world and is reported to sell nearly 180 million bottles annually.

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