According to the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), there’s a specific batch of gin that is being recalled for being 77% alcohol by volume, rather than the stated 40%. Apparently Bacardi Canada, who makes it up here, had an issue when the booze was being bottled, and close to 6,000 1.14L bottles of Gin didn’t get diluted to the right percentage.
So far, no one’s had any harmful effects, but there were a couple of isolated consumer complaints that led to the investigation and recall. To me though, it just seems so damn un-Canadian to complain that a drink is too strong, and I’m not the only one to think so.
Twitter had some thoughts about it too.
EDITORS NOTE: Before I get to them though, I want to just clear the air. At 77% alcohol by volume, it would be far too easy to lose track of what you’re drinking and it’s only a matter of time before you hit the critical level of blood-alcohol poisoning that could lead to coma and death. So, if you have one of these bottles, be smart, K?