Twitter Sued Over Whisky, Gift Box Ordered for Elon Musk
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Lawsuit Claims Twitter Failed to Pay for Elon Musk’s $7,000 ‘Swag Gift Box,’ Which Included Rare Japanese Whisky


Twitter is being sued by marketing company Canary, which claims the social media company didn’t pay for the gift box it ordered for its new owner, Elon Musk. (Photo: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via AP)

A marketing company named Canary filed a lawsuit against Twitter, claiming the social media company ordered a “swag gift box” — which included a rare bottle of whisky and was in total worth nearly $7,000 — for its new owner, Elon Musk, and never paid the bill.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the Superior Court of California, claims the box was ordered in September for $6,783.99 and shipped to Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco. The box allegedly contained a bottle of Nikka Japanese whiskey worth $689, as well as an engraved cheese board, $215 worth of cheese, an engraved rocket-shaped cocktail shaker and a moon ice mold.

Other items included in the invoices included water bottles, candles, soap, slippers, bath salts and cookie cutters, according to Business Insider.

Canary claims it has delivered more than $10 million of Twitter-branded merchandise since 2013, but as of September, Twitter stopped paying its invoices.

Japanese whisky has become increasingly popular and trendy — and accordingly, expensive — in the U.S. in recent years.

Musk, who also owns Tesla and SpaceX, has previously named whiskey and red wine as his favorite types of alcohol.

Musk’s purchase of Twitter for $44 billion was made official in late October.

Musk’s ownership of Twitter has been turbulent thus far, with the company laying off more than half of its staff and the stock prices of Musk’s other companies, such as Tesla, tanking.

In a court filing, Twitter, which has until March 17 to respond, said it needed “several more weeks” to investigate the allegations, per Business Insider.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.