Bombay Sapphire Gin recalled after bottles discovered to contain 77 percent alcohol
Canada is experiencing a nation-wide recall of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin. The pull comes from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency after it was discovered that bottles had much more alcohol than advertised.
Before it was nationally recalled, some local agencies issued their own. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was the first to remove all bottles from stores.
In a statement LCBO said, "This recall was initiated after an investigation by LCBO Quality Assurance revealed a deviation in the stated 40 percent alcohol content by volume. The affected lot L16304w has alcohol content by volume of 77 percent."
The CFIA said it is conducting an investigation, but no illnesses have been reported.
This is not the only recent ABV incident in Ontario, Canada according to The Globe and Mail. In March, Georgian Bay was not correctly made so bottles contained over double the amount of alcohol advertised: 81 percent instead of 40 percent.