If you’ve gotten surprisingly drunk after gulping down an strangely strong gin-and-tonic recently, you may not be alone.
On Tuesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled a batch of Bombay Sapphire brand London Dry Gin from the market after finding the gin was almost twice as alcoholic as it should be.
The drink was supposed to be 40% alcohol by volume. Instead, due to an error during production, this batch was 77% — much stronger than any gin on the market and closer in alcoholic content to 151-proof Everclear grain alcohol, which clocks in at 75.5%.
“Other than the higher than normal alcohol content, the product is within specifications, and there have been no reported illnesses,” a spokesperson for Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire’s parent company, told The New York Times. “However, we do not recommend consumption of the product.”
According to Bacardi, the bottles of the overly-alcoholic gin are expected to turn up in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan. 1,000 bottles have been recalled, and should be thrown out or returned to the store if discovered, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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