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Ignore these pictures, our Jameson whisky is safe for consumption – distributor

The distributor of Jameson Whisky in Kenya, Pernord Ricard Kenya,  has issued an assurance on the safety of the popular Irish whisky.

This was after pictures had emerged online showing an episode of mishandling of its bottles that had raised safety concerns on the whisky’s bottles.

In a statement released on Sunday, the distributor said the pictures showed an operation by Jameson East Africa to dispose off damaged bottles that had been ruined after a container carrying the product accidentally dropped whilst being discharged by the Kenya Ports Authority crane.

“To all our Jameson consumers and fans, we would like to assure you that we take seriously the quality of our products and the experience you enjoy. Certain pictures circulating through social media may have left you questioning our commitment and standards,” the statement read in part.

“A recent container of Jameson product was accidentally dropped into the ocean whilst being discharged by the Kenya Ports Authority crane. Consequently some of the bottles were damaged.

“As a company we took the immediate reaction to legally destroy and dispose off all the remaining contents of the container, as a means to safeguard consumers,” the statement said.