Belfast Telegraph

Suffolk Inn in west Belfast fined £1,000 for watered-down 'fake vodka'

The owners of the Suffolk Inn in west Belfast have been fined £1,000 for selling fake Smirnoff vodka.

The pub on the Suffolk Road was taken to court by Belfast City Council  after two offences were detected during an investigation at the premises in January last year.

An analysis found that the alcohol sampled wasn't genuine Smirnoff and that the alcohol content was less than the prescribed amount for vodka - consistent with 'watering down'.

At Belfast magistrates court on Tuesday, the company was also ordered to pay £69 costs to the council.

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