Sazerac files $38.6 million lawsuit against RNDC for unpaid invoices

On Friday, Sazerac Company filed a lawsuit against distributor Republic National Distributing Company, LLC (RNDC), according to a Jan. 16 newsletter from Beer Business Daily. The suit alleges that RNDC failed to pay for $38.6 million in invoices for Sazerac products. The spirits company holds over 450 brands worldwide, including Buffalo Trace, Van Winkle, Fireball and more. The unpaid products have allegedly been shipped to RNDC and have likely already been sold to retail shops. The invoices pertaining to product shipped in December, were due in early January and amount to an approximate total of $40.7 million, with a “depletion credit” of $2.1 million.