If you order a nice scotch from a bar, how do you know that the bartender’s serving you the real thing and not some garbage dressed up in a nice bottle? Well in theory if you’re prepared to pay a premium for your liquor you ought to be able to taste the difference. But New Jersey investigators’ “Operation Swill” revealed today that quite a few Jersey establishments are pulling the wool over their customers’ eyes. One unnamed bar mixed rubbing alcohol with food dye and sold it as scotch.
Perhaps most striking is that 13 of the 29 cited establishments are outlets of TGI Fridays, so it’s fully possible that similar issues exist at other Fridays’ in other states.