Bacardi said the Bombay Sapphire recall is isolated to Canada

Bacardi said the Bombay Sapphire recall is isolated to Canada

Bacardi has recalled a batch of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin in parts of Canada, after the alcohol strength was found to be almost double what it should be. 

A spokesperson for Bacardi confirmed to just-drinks yesterday that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has recalled the 77% abv product on the company's behalf. The LCBO said that during production, one batch of the gin was bottled before being diluted to its regular abv of 40%.

"This incident is isolated to the following Canadian provinces only: Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan," added the Bacardi spokesperson. "Other than the products higher-than-normal alcohol content, the product is within specifications and there have been no reported illnesses. Based upon our commitment to top quality products, we do not recommend consumption of this product."

The 1.14-litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin can be identified by a lot code of L16304. The affected bottles should be disposed of or returned to the store where they were purchased, the LCBO said.

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin is produced in the UK.

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