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This booze is officially way too boozy

Some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin have been recalled in Canada for containing too much alcohol.
Some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin have been recalled in Canada for containing too much alcohol. Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian authorities have recalled a line of Bombay Sapphire gin for containing too much gin. Or, to be precise, too much alcohol.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall Tuesday for Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin brand. The agency said a batch of the gin had been bottled before being properly diluted, resulting in bottles containing 77 percent alcohol by volume rather than the labeled 40 percent.

The gin had been distributed to retailers in Ontario and possibly across Canada, the agency said.

Bombay Sapphire is produced by Bacardi, also known for its rum products and Grey Goose Vodka. Bacardi said the recall resulted from “an isolated consumer complaint,” reported CNN.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned consumers not to drink the bottles of gin, but to throw them out or return them. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the product, it said.

Bacardi, the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world, has more than 200 brands and labels. It is based in Bermuda.

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