Finland bans the word ‘whisky’ from fair

13th October, 2014 by Neal Baker

Authorities in Finland have been criticised for censoring a beer and whisky expo when they ruled that the word ‘whisky’ must be removed from its title.

The expo is scheduled to take place in Finland this month (Photo: db)

The story broke on Saturday when it was reported in the Helsinki Times that the organiser of a beer and whisky expo scheduled to take place later this month had been ordered to refrain from using the word ‘whisky’ in the titling or promotion of the event.

This meant that the beer and whisky event was, perversely, not allowed to be named or described as a beer and whisky event.

Due to strict alcohol advertising laws in the country, the State Regional Administration Agency (Avi) deemed the use of the….

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