bootleg booze

bootleg booze

A generic colloquial term for ethanol which is produced inexpensively by an individual or non-regulated group, usually to avoid paying government taxes.

Not uncommonly, the ethanol can laced with methanol resulting in mass death, as occurred in West Bengal in late 2011, which killed 126 people.
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Now Glenn Peach, the landlord of the White Horse pub, on Quarry Lane, South Shields, and supplier of the bootleg booze and cigs, Jason Jones, have each been jailed for 18 months.
A SCOT was injured in another Saudi bomb blast yesterday - which is thought to be linked to a battle over the country's bootleg booze racket.
They swooped yesterday to arrest eight men after a massive cache of bootleg booze from a Scots distillery was found in two English towns.
But behind the shutters of this warehouse lay up to pounds 100,000-worth of bootleg booze.
Jazz-age courtroom drama with messy love triangle and too much bootleg booze.
Saudi police are hunting for former Dundee truck driver Frank Murray - but the Record has tracked down the bootleg booze boss.
Mr Jones also warned that bootleg booze could threaten jobs in the British brewing industry.
GALLONS of bootleg booze were discovered in a raid on a popular Tyneside pub.
The modern equivalent of the bootleg booze runners of the Roaring Twenties are the drug pushers who ruin lives for profit.
A SCOTS fireman could be flogged in public if found guilty of being involved in a bootleg booze ring in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi officials claimed the terror attacks were part of a turf war being waged by ex-pats involved in the bootleg booze trade.
Despite his lavish lifestyle, Hamill denied being involved in drugs and claimed his money came from dabbling in bootleg booze and cigarettes.