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Bombay Sapphire Accidentally Sell 77% Gin, Double The Strength!

If you’re a fan of Bombay Sapphire then you may have been wondering why it may have gone to your head faster than usual, well this is if you’re Canadian and bought one of the bottles sold in Canada which accidentally had twice the advertised alcohol content in!

Produced by Barcardi, inspectors in Canada found that the bottles contained 77% alcohol content instead of the stated 40%, nearly twice the amount and obviously this shouldn’t have happened. A statement from the Ontario Liquor Control Board said that ‘ ‘One batch was bottled before correct dilution to achieve the stated 40% alcohol content by volume and as a result, the affected batch has alcohol content by volume of 77%.’

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The bottle affected were 1.14L bottles with the above serial number, sold only in Canada and of a certain batch, although no illness has been reported it’s strongly recommended to not drink the gin if you’ve got one of the affected bottles as it may cause serious illness. Due to this error, Barcardi is recalling all of the affected bottles.

It’s not the first time this has happened in Canada, last year bottles of Georgian Bay vodka were taken off the shelf as they were found to be 81% strength when advertised as 40%.

As one of the UK and world’s favourites, it’ll be interesting to see what you make of this double strength gin mistake?

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