LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The makers of the popular small-batch bourbon Angel's Envy are defending themselves. They're accused of deceptive marketing.

A Chicago restaurant owner filed a class-action lawsuit in October - claiming that Angel's Envy's Rye is not really a "small batch" whiskey from Kentucky.

Instead - the suit claims - it is mass-produced in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

The restaurant owner is seeking at least $5 million  in damages and attorney's fees.

Angel's Envy calls the lawsuit "baseless" and "defamatory."

The company says while the whiskey originates in Indiana - it's brought to Kentucky to be finished in Caribbean rum casks, blended in small batches and bottled.

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