Dodgy Offies Fined Over Fake Vodka

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By Lindsey Last edited 109 months ago
Dodgy Offies Fined Over Fake Vodka

sparladies2101.jpg If you fail to clock that Spar own brand Imperial Vodka on sale in a non-Spar offy might be a bit odd (on Holloway Road of all places, infamous patch for legions of counterfeit ciggie sellers) then you might at least be alarmed when you remove the screw cap and get a heady waft of chemicals, rather than the more defining absence of smell associated with the spirit. If you choose to ignore both warning signs, let's hope you've been eating your carrots because fake Spar Imperial vodka contains enough methanol to cause loss of sight in those who drink it. We imagine there'd be one enormous headache to go with that too. Following raids in Haringey last year, independent offies in Islington: 3 on Holloway Road and 1 on Caledonian Road, have been fined around a grand apiece for stocking the dubious drink. Happily though, vodka fans, head to an actual Spar store and you'll be fine... Or you could settle for a nice cuppa tea instead. (Image / Martin H)

Last Updated 21 January 2009