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Bombay Gin Recalled In Canada For Having Almost Double The Normal Alcohol Content

Hey Canada, if you’ve got some bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin lying around, you may want to pay attention, ’cause your booze is getting recalled.

CBC reports that a recall notice from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario has now spread nationwide after their internal quality assurance team discovered the gin wasn’t diluted correctly.

This means that there was about double the normal alcohol content in each bottle of Bombay Sapphire.

Typically, Bombay Sapphire gin is about 80-proof, or 40% alcohol. The tests in Ontario put that number as high as 77%, or 154-proof. As a point of reference, 70% (or 140-proof) alcohol is strong enough to be used as a sanitizing agent in labs.

Basically, drinking this alcohol is the equivalent of sanitizing your guts. A sensation, we imagine, isn’t all that pleasant.

Only 1.14-litre bottles were affected and any currently in stores have already been taken off the shelf. If your bottle has the code “L16304” printed on the bottom, you should take it back to the point of purchase to get fully refunded.

If you choose not to, however, just remember to drink safely and serve smaller portions of the Bombay Sapphire. The same amount will get you more drunk at a faster rate.

By Constantine Spyrou

Constantine's life revolves around eating, studying, and talking about food. He's obsessed with eggs, gyros, and the future of food.