I know you can have whisky chasers with lager or beer, I used to have them all the time, and still do when I am on a cruiseship. However, having a chaser is not quite the same as pouring a large amount of whisky straight in to a pint of lager. I have actually never heard of anyone do this before, and I did simply because I was just back from a twelve hour drive, was listening to some dance music and wanted to get merry in record time.
I cannot say that I got any drunker than usual, but I certainly got iller than usually. I came out in a sweat and my heart began racing, and I was still sweating with a racing heart for three days until I suffered what my life saving professor called "a major to massive heart attack".
I was only 40 years old and there was no previous sign of ill health, nor warnings of a heart attack, and my professor was reluctant to put my heart attack down to my smoking, telling me that smoking related heart attacks would be more common in the 50's and 60's than in the 40's, and that at my age it would be more the lungs that he would be concerned about regarding smoking, so I told him about the lethal cocktail and he said nothing at-all regarding this.
So, apart from smoking and too many big macs, what do the experts on alcohol think? Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?