Major Gin Recall Over Absurdly Mislabeled Alcohol Content

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on May 3 issued a countrywide recall of 1.14-liter bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin, due to grossly mislabeled alcohol content.

According to The Globe and Mail, the agency recalled the bottles of gin after it was discovered they contained not the 40 percent alcohol content (80 proof) declared on the label, but a whopping 71 percent alcohol.

The 142-proof bottles were first recalled by several state agencies, beginning with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, before the CFIA moved on the nationwide recall.

The CFIA said the liquor should be thrown out or returned to the point of purchase.

Interesting — usually my gin is being taken because I’m too full of alcohol, not because the gin is.