Hot answers tagged

18 votes

What is the strongest drink in the world?

At the time of writing this the strongest beer in circulation is a scottish made larger/pilsner Snake Venom By Brewmeister, this beer is 67.5% ABV. and is strongly recommended that you only drink ...
Jamie Eltringham's user avatar
13 votes
Accepted

What is the difference between Cognac, Brandy, Bourbon, Scotch and Whiskey?

Bourbon and scotch are types of whiskey and cognac is a variety of brandy. Bourbon is a type of whiskey, whereas not all whiskies are bourbons! The main difference between scotch and whisky is ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
12 votes

What is the strongest drink in the world?

Indirect answer 95% or 190 proof is an upper end for distilled alcohol Water and ethanol form an azeotrop at that mixture so you can not get more than 95% ethanol with fractional distillation.
paparazzo's user avatar
  • 812
11 votes
Accepted

What's the difference between Vodka and Moonshine?

Generally, when people refer to "moonshine" and they are referring to what can be purchased legally, they are really referring to "white whiskey" (a.k.a. un-aged whiskey), or whiskey that has not been ...
Clint Compton's user avatar
11 votes
Accepted

Does hard liquor keep forever?

I have never head of safety concerns, especially if the bottle is properly recapped, but what often is an issue is oxidization, and exposure to sunlight. It happens much more slowly to liquors than ...
Avik Mohan's user avatar
11 votes
Accepted

What is the strongest drink in the world?

For those who wish to drink something from Bolivia, there is Cocoroco which is an alcoholic beverage notable for its extremely high alcohol content by volume, 96%. (ABV). Cocoroco is sold as "...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
9 votes

What is the strongest drink in the world?

Spirytus Rektyfikowany The purity of rectified spirit has a practical limit of 95.6% ABV; this hard to pronounce Polish Vodka is a murderous 96% ABV. Here are the details on the bottle: A 10cl ...
Kaka Singh's user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

How should I drink limoncello?

Drink it neat but chilled. the author of the Wikipedia entry seems to agrees with this statement too. Limoncello is traditionally served chilled as an after-dinner digestiv I would recommend it ...
n34_panda's user avatar
  • 336
8 votes

Does hard liquor keep forever?

Wow, your question bring back memories. My grandfather collected bottle of various hard liquors while in the military (World War II) and had them in a liquor cabinet in the basement. After the war, ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
8 votes

What is the strongest drink in the world?

For myself, I have found that Everclear is the strongest spirits I have ever bought at 190 proof. Although it is too strong for myself to drink by itself, it makes excellent mixes. Some people have ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
8 votes
Accepted

Tequila worms - to eat or not to eat - that is the question?

Not all types of tequila contain a tequila worm. The tequila worm or as it should be known as the Mezcal worm is normally only found in Mezcal (tequila). The worm is reserved for a drink known as ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
8 votes
Accepted

Drinking vodka through a straw - stronger or not?

Some people have made the claim that drinking through a straw will get you more drunk than drinking without one. This seems to be a Myth. Many people have claimed that drinking alcohol through a ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
7 votes

Tequila worms - to eat or not to eat - that is the question?

Generally speaking worms would be found in a drink called mescal or mezcal (same thing), and not in tequila. Mezcal is related to tequila, but not as well known outside of Mexico, which is why the ...
Montijello's user avatar
  • 1,189
7 votes

How should I drink limoncello?

This is how limoncello is served in the province of Salerno (where it mainly comes from): Very cold shot glasses (they're not opaque, it's rime on them). But I'd rather drink it in a cocktail, it's ...
Altbier is not Old Beer's user avatar
6 votes

What fruit spirit is in St. Germain?

All I've seen anywhere is that the base is eau-de-vie. Eau-de-vie means different things in different places but, in France (where St. Germain hails from) it basically means any distillate. I'd ...
Montijello's user avatar
  • 1,189
6 votes

What is the strongest drink in the world?

Try "Kehlenschneider". It's a Chili liquor with 80% alc and 400,000 to 800,000 scoville. Remember, tabasco has only 3,000 scoville. Kehlenschneider Chillischnaps
SaschaHa's user avatar
6 votes

What's Martini (the brand)?

Martini the brand is an Italian vermouth made by Martini & Rossi. Traditionally, martini the drink is a concoction made with gin and vermouth, and a strong (but unproven) theory as to its ...
Xander's user avatar
  • 4,065
6 votes
Accepted

Bad spirits experience - cannot drink that specific type anymore

This isn't specific to alcohol, and is instead a general mechanism of neural association. When you consume anything and then become sick afterward your brain associates sickness with what you consumed ...
Cdn_Dev's user avatar
  • 2,697
5 votes

What is the strongest drink in the world?

You can buy scientific grade Ethanol, usually at a science supply shop. Many of them only sell it in person. It is usually 99.5% or 199 proof!. For that extra kick if Everclear isn't strong enough for ...
farmersteve's user avatar
  • 7,049
5 votes

Tequila worms - to eat or not to eat - that is the question?

Me and my son ate the two worms that came in a bottle of mezcal we drank on his 21st birthday, it had no effect on us at all above the drunkeness we got from the mezcal apart from its foul taste that ...
Dan's user avatar
  • 51
5 votes
Accepted

Why does my slice/wedge of lime go up and down in my glass of Gin and Tonic?

Pieces of lime are slightly denser than a mixture of water and alcohol, and so they will naturally sink at first. However, they also encourage carbon dioxide gas to come out of solution and form ...
Mick's user avatar
  • 206
5 votes
Accepted

Why are spirits typically 40% ABV?

There is indeed a EU Regulation No 110/2008 about "the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks" which prescribes the minimal ...
Altbier is not Old Beer's user avatar
5 votes

Are there broad stylistic differences between Scotch and Irish whiskey?

I'd say yes, but with the caveat that I've only tried a limited number of Irish whiskies (mostly big name brands) and so they might be a bit more varied than I'm aware of. I'm largely ignorant of ...
Cdn_Dev's user avatar
  • 2,697
5 votes
Accepted

Are there any maple syrup based spirits or other alcholic products?

There are some companies which claim to make a maple sugar spirit. But at the same time, I can not verify if they use 100% maple sugar or not. The really reason for people not using maple to make an ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 10.8k
5 votes
Accepted

Can I re-use a spirits measure cup for different spirits?

A purist would say always rinse. A normal person would say don't worry about it. A pragmatist would say measure the vodka before the gin and no one will be able to tell the difference.
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
4 votes

Does anyone here still use bitters as medicine? Which ones do you use and for what ailments?

I usually use either Jägdbitters (a Jägermeister-like bitters sold at Aldi) or my family's version of Bärenjäger (which I prepare at home - nope, it's not bitters, but it was also used historicaly for ...
Löwenhardt's user avatar
4 votes

Does hard liquor keep forever?

It depends on where and how long you store them. In a cabinet or in a showcase with glass windows, the light is affecting the aging and changing progress. I made experiences with 15 year old Whiskeys,...
Horsty's user avatar
  • 408
4 votes
Accepted

What spirits are made in Cuba?

I think your best option is a Guayabita de Pinar. It's a spirit made with tiny guava fruits, it's nice and sweet. I'd choose the one made by La Occidental. Here's a good picture of it from flikr. ...
Montijello's user avatar
  • 1,189
4 votes

What are some affordable brands of good Scotch?

So, I am answering assuming you want to stick with single malts rather than go blended. Also because people live in different parts of the world, prices may vary. I would recommend Glenfiddich 12-y ...
Bill F's user avatar
  • 293
4 votes

Best way to consume Mezcal?

As you said, many of the traditions like salt & lime are primarily used to disguise low-quality tequila and mezcal. If you're buying a reposado, añejo, or aged mezcal, you'll want to get the full ...
Gary R.'s user avatar
  • 390

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible