There are many tried and tested ways to cut down on alcohol. But one method you probably won’t be trying is splashing out on a £17 bottle of gin that’s actually just water.
But this is exactly what happened to Jessica Pegg, who bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin from Asda.
She told the Bristol Post she made herself a gin and tonic with the “gin” she which soon realised was actually just water.
According to Pegg, she just assumed she hadn’t put much gin in her glass.
In some ways it is quite funny, but at the same time £17 is quite a lot for gin, so it is a little annoying.
They said they couldn't give me a refund and I fully understand why, but I just wanted to let them know and to be aware.
I don't know how it happened, my best guess would be either someone swapped the contents at the factory or at the shop, but who knows?
Pegg said the bottle's seal didn't appear to be broken when she bought it.
A spokesperson for Bombay Sapphire said:
Bombay Sapphire prides itself on being a gin of exceptional quality. All production processes are heavily controlled and monitored to ensure that the product is at the correct alcohol strength as defined by regulatory requirements and it is not possible for water to reach the bottle in our production processes.
We have received no correspondence on this matter, but as it has now been highlighted to us, we would like to investigate further, and kindly request the return of the bottle.