In the weirdest Chinese booze scandal to date, Beijing police officials are investigating two distilleries accused for lacing their alcohol with Viagra. According to Reuters,

The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi’s Liuzhou city were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their baijiu products.


Baijiu, for those that aren’t familiar, is a luxury Chinese liquor famous for its high alcohol content that ranges between 80 and 120 proof.

Chinese officials have confiscated over 5,000 bottles of the suspect alcohol, along with 1,124 kg (2478 lbs) of a powder labeled Sildenafil (aka Viagra) worth over 700,000 yuan ($112,726 USD).


Erection-causing booze is a serious public safety hazard. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first food- or drink-related health scare to go down in China. Earlier this year, police found 100,000 tons of rotting, fake meat that was smuggled into the country, and in 2013, 22 tons of fake beef were seized by authorities.

[via Reuters]