Bombay Sapphire Gin Recalled For Too Much Alcohol

Be careful if you've been drinking Bombay Sapphire Gin! It's apparently being recalled in provinces throughout Canada due to having twice the amount of alcohol it's supposed to have!

I guess you could see that as either a good or bad thing, but it's definitely something you should know up front. Time reports that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario was the first to act when it discovered that some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin contained an alcohol content of 77 percent. Yikes! The bottle only lists that the gin holds 40 percent alcohol, so if you have a bottle of this stuff lying around your place, keep this important news in mind.

CBC News reports that at most, 1,000 cases worth of 1.14-liter Bombay Sapphire bottles were impacted by this mistake. Those bottles were bound for the Canadian market, and were reportedly only sold in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan. I'm not sure if only was the correct word to use there (that's a lot of places), unless you were trying to get your hands on a bottle.

This has apparently been the second time in recent weeks that something like this has happened. Georgian Bay Vodka had a similar recall in March because several hundred bottles had not been properly diluted. That's scary stuff!

If you're worried you may have one of the affected Bombay Sapphire bottles, look for a product code on the bottom of your 1.14-liter bottle that reads: L16304. All of the affected bottles have been pulled from shelves, but that doesn't mean you couldn't have already bought one.

Bacardi does not recommend that you consume the product if you find that you have one of the affected bottles. They are urging you to return it to the place of purchase and get a new bottle instead. It's just dangerous, otherwise!

The recall was expanded from only eight provinces, to being carried out countrywide, so you know they're taking it pretty seriously. Luckily, there hasn't yet been any illness reported from consumption of these products.