Fake vodka can be a dangerous beast, just ask the residents of Boston, Lincolnshire.

Apart from being explosive, the ultra-high levels of methanol can cause blindness and even death. The simple rule is that if it’s dirt cheap then it’s probably fake, but there are a couple of other signs as well, and they’re listed below in a handy cut-out-and-keep guide.*

1. Spelling mistakes on the label

2. Bottles of the same product look different

3. Bottles not filled to same level

4. Label not straight

5. Smell of nail varnish

A-Z > Alcohol

*If printed, natch.


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