Canadian-Produced Gin Recalled for Having Too Much Booze In It

by Jessie Donofrio on May 9, 2017 in Liquor

Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a nationwide recall of Bombay Sapphire’s classic London Dry Gin for containing almost double its labeled alcohol by volume, according to CNN.

The Canadian agency stated that only a batch of about 6,000 bottles were affected, but they issued a nationwide recall in Canada as a precaution.

The gin is typically 80 proof with a 40% ABV. The gin that was distributed in Canada was a whopping 154 proof with a 77% ABV.  For reference, Everclear ranges between 151 and 190 proof.

Bombay Sapphire, who is owned by Bermuda-based macro distiller Bacardi, released a statement saying they don’t recommend consumption of the product.

Some people may see "double the alcohol" and think of that as a challenge or even a blessing. Although it may sound tempting to try, the gin's high alcohol content most likely diluted the top-shelf quality taste Bombay usually delivers. So if you've bought a bottle recently in Canada, toss it and swap it out, perhaps with something local for the time being.

Photo via Flickr user anieto2k

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