FAKE Vodka Find in Portswood Cornershop
Trading Standards have discovered over 124 bottles of fake vodka and wine in a Londis corner shop in Lodge Road after complaints from angry customers and the offy’s license has […]
Trading Standards have discovered over 124 bottles of fake vodka and wine in a Londis corner shop in Lodge Road after complaints from angry customers and the offy’s license has been revoked for one week.
As reported in the Daily Echo, the Portswood shop was caught selling a mystery liquid disguised as vodka without duty-paid labels on the bottles. For those of you who only pay attention to the ABV percentage on a bottle, this label is an indicator as to whether the booze is legit. Trading Standard inspectors found 7 bottles of vodka in the owner’s office, but he claims they are for personal use so are deemed legal.
The brand of ‘vodka’ to blame is called “Arctic Ice”, which after investigations has proved to be made-up and the Londis owner, Mr Patel, claims he bought them from a man who turned up on the street with a glossy brochure, which of course sounds very legitimate.
Officers also found a stash of Jacobs Creek wine which was instantly spotted as a fake due to ‘Australia’ being incorrectly spelled on the label. At The Tab we do not encourage criminal activity but a decent crook should at least have their spelling on form.
As a result of selling counterfeit booze the Londis shop has been banned from selling all alcohol for one week, which is hardly a punishment as the contents of the fake vodka could have the potential to poison its drinkers. It is not known what the actual contents of either of the alcohol seized were; we can only assume they must be as disgusting as Sobar’s paint thinner-esque vodka.
If you’ve bought alcohol from Londis in the heart of Portswood recently then make sure it has a UK duty-paid sticker, correctly spelled label and looks genuine.