If you live in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec or Saskatchewan and enjoy a drink of Bombay Sapphire every now and then, you need to read this!
On May 3, 2017, a recall was issued on bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin in Canada. Because of improper dilution before bottling, as many as one thousands cases contain bottles of 77-proof gin. This is nearly double the 40-proof amount listed on the label of this popular spirit.
Bacardi, the company that makes and distributes Bombay Sapphire, advises people not to drink this gin if purchased recently, as over-consumption of alcohol, either intentionally or not, can be incredibly dangerous. No illnesses have been reported to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario as of yet, but there is certainly a possibility of over-intoxication if you’re not aware of the heightened alcohol content in your drink.
If you’re not sure if your gin has been affected by this mishap, simply look for the number L16304W on your bottle. All recalled bottles of Bombay Sapphire bear this code, and should be returned or discarded of immediately, according to Bacardi representatives.