August 28, 2008

Attention Limey Morons!

I don't know if there are any British Morons who read this blog, but if you happen to be one, or if you're a Moron from any other country who's planning on visiting the UK, you'll have to be careful about the vodka you're swilling (or putting in your eyes) because apparently, there's some bad stuff out there.

Drinkers in Stirling are being warned to be on the lookout for fake vodka containing potentially harmful levels of methanol.

Trading standards officers in the city are hoping to raise awareness after counterfeit bottles of Spar Imperial vodka were found in shops in England.

Fears are being raised that the fake vodka may be making its way north.

Experts have warned the high levels of methanol in the bottles can cause serious illnesses and blindness.

Brian Wilson, trading standards officer with Stirling Council, said: "It should be noted that no counterfeit bottles have been found in Spar stores and there are no concerns associated with authentic bottles of Spar Imperial Vodka.

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The organisation warned that the only legitimate route of purchase for Spar Own Label 70cl is via a Spar store and that any Spar vodka offered for sale via any other means should be deemed suspect.
So, if you see some guy (or "bloke") selling vodka out of the back of his van, you should probably pass, no matter how good the bargain is. Come to think of it, that's generally sound advice when it comes to people selling anything out of the back of a van.

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