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Crime Inc.

Quiz: CNBC Quiz: Counterfeit Goods

Question 3 of 10

In the English county of Surrey, what type of liquor was recently sold in counterfeit form to pub customers?

  1. Gin
  2. Rum
  3. Vodka
  4. Whiskey
Correct!

In July 2010, officers from the Trading Standards Institute found that fake alcoholic beverages were being sold at pubs in Surrey, England. In many cases, counterfeiters had simply replaced the contents of expensive champagne bottles with cheap wine, with no ill effect to anything but the customer's pride. However, the pubs were also selling counterfeit vodka in Glen's and Spar Imperial bottles, and the phony booze had a methanol level that was much higher than normal. This extra ingredient put pub patrons at risk of nausea, vomiting and, in extreme cases, blindness.

SOURCE: Health Warning Over Fake And Counterfeit Booze | Get Surrey