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
*If printed, natch.