If you’ve recently done something foolish while under the influence of Bombay Sapphire gin, you might have an excuse.

According to the Liquor Control Board Of Ontario, some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin had not been properly diluted, resulting in an alcohol content of 77 per cent, not 40 per cent as listed on the bottle.

Bacardi, which owns Bombay Sapphire, told CBC News in a statement that, “at most, 1,000 cases worth of 1.14-litre Bombay Sapphire bottles were impacted.”

The mistake happened when some bottles “inadvertently entered the bottling line during a short period of time (max 45 minutes) when they were switching from one bottling tank to another bottling tank,” Bacardi said.

All affected bottles have been pulled off store shelves, but some may have already been purchased.

None of the bottles were bound for the US market.


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