A popular household item is used in making fake whiskey
As the novel coronavirus continues to bite in the country, there has been an increase in the consumption of alcohol and other related drugs hence resulting in a shortage of brands loved by the youth such as Konyagi also known as kinywaji safi.
The has led to people making fake drinks in order to meet the ever-growing demands. Most alcohol lovers will be surprised to learn some of the ingredients used in making fake alcohol. According to shocking information revealed to one of our Uhondo News reporters by a middle-aged man disclosed that some of the ingredients include methylated spirit and the popular household item sold as JIK.
The young man who makes a living by selling fake alcohol revealed that they are making plans in coming up with their own whiskey. He went on to add that they used the waste products from the manufacture of cane spirits which they then dilute with water. After diluting the mixture, they then add tint to give the drink the signature golden brown colour. He also revealed that some dealers who are even more unscrupulous can add methylated spirits and jik.
When it comes to packaging, they use empty containers they get from dumpsites to supplement those they buy from the market. They also purchase the stickers for any label that they may need from the market.
The blend masters specialise in producing all type of brands including Jameson, Red Label an more.
Will you rethink your drinking habits and consider your alcohol sources due to the ingredients used?