San Jose, Costa Rica On August 5, 2019 The Ministry of Health posted an update to the ongoing tragedy of deaths from methanol poisoning. In late June and early July, the Ministry began receiving reports of methanol poisonings from numerous locations throughout the country. The Ministry immediately acted and launched investigations into the reported deaths.…

Is Liquor Contamination Suspected? June 24, 2019 – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Hard Rock All-Inclusive Will No Longer Include Mini Bar Liquor In an unusual move by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in Punta Cana announced that they will be removing in-room mini-bars from guest rooms. According to the statement the action was…

By Katherine L. Moore JD, MS We all love our spirits. I’m originally from North Carolina and like any good Carolinian knows, NASCAR, a sport millions of people love, owes its roots to that love of spirits. During prohibition in the 1920’s and 1930’s moonshiners and bootleggers would modify their cars for peak speed and performance…

June 1, 2019 – Sydney, Australia An investigation was begun by two reporters in Australia, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly into the suspicious alcoholic beverage offerings of a major liquor company distributor. Among the suspicious liquors produced and distributed by companies owned by Rex D’Aquino, trading under the names of Fernbrew Pty Ltd and D’Aquino…

Mumbai, India – February 26, 2019 Fresh on the heels of massive deaths from methanol poisonings in the States of Utter Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Assam from country bootleg alcohol, police in Mumbai, India have uncovered another form of adulterated alcohol. Two men were arrested for producing fake alcohol to mimic the foreign brands of Chivas…

Thika, Kenya – February 10, 2019 In a joint operation on January 31,2019, that included the Police, the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the elite police Flying Squad seized African Spirit Company Limited in Thika. This company is the licensed distiller and distributor of popular Kenyan Brands of liquor…

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