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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 small amounts in a sitting, buying a bottle(275ml) of this would set you back a £54.99 Other than this beer there was Koelschip Mistery Of Beer - Brouwerij het ...


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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.


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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 to things like foods or wines, but every time you open the bottle you let oxygen get in, especially so the first opening, which will affect it though its really ...


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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 chilled in a chilled shot glass. It’s an aperitif/digestiv so you wouldn’t want to fill up on it...Separately you are quite right though, it is a nice cocktail ...


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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, he stopped drinking and there in his cabinet where was a large number of bottles that were almost all opened, yet I would guess were at least 75% full. ...


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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 aged in an oak barrel. Most whiskey is fermented from either all-corn, or corn and an other grain (like rye), but there are some boutique type whiskeys that ...


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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 bottle of rectified spirit from Poland bottled at the extreme ABV of 96%. This is often used as a base for liqueurs and other infusions, and we highly ...


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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 "potable alcohol", most often in tin cans. Like rum, cocoroco is made from sugar cane. - Cocoroco (Wikipedia) Cocoroco can The following article may be of some all ...


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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 geographic: they are made in Scotland. Bourbon is a type of whiskey, whereas not all whiskies are bourbons! Bourbon is a type of whiskey that gets its name from ...


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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 use it to extract the medicinal properties out of plants because of its' strength. It also comes in 150(1) proof bottles too. A bottle of 190-proof Everclear ...


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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 Mezcal, which, according to some, is tequila’s big brother. But the two spirits are entirely different. Tequila is distilled from any number of natural Mexican ...


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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 straw gets you drunk faster than drinking it regularly. Proponents of the Straw theory have two primary claims. First, when drinking through a straw, ...


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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 just tooo sweet for my taste.


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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 venture to say, since St. Germain refuses to specify, that it's actually a blend of unaged fruit brandys. If this is the case, it almost certainly includes pear (who'...


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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 worm in tequila myth started. There are two types of worms you can find in mezcal. The white worm is a larva of the beetle Scyphophorus Acupunctatus. The red worm,...


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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 etymology is that martini the drink was originally named after Martini the brand.


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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 to stop you from consuming it again. From an evolutionary standpoint this makes sense, because it would keep you safe from continuing to eat or drink the ...


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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


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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 you! Ethanol at Fisher Scientific


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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 bubbles by making the liquid around the fruit more acidic (and thereby reduce the amount of dissolved CO2 that it can hold). Unlike bubbles that form on the side of ...


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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 ABV for different spirits and it happens to be about 40%. So the minimum alcoholic strength by volume of rum shall be 37,5 %. the minimum alcoholic strength by ...


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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 what goes into the distilling process of both Irish whisky and Scotch, but what I notice as a taster is that Irish whisky is often very sweet, with more like a ...


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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, Bourboun and Scotch which were very much affected because they were opened before(to the point where it wasn't drinkable anymore). In your case, it is ...


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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 the same purpose), mostly when I feel a cold coming up due to catching rain. Jägermeister gives a soothing feel to the throat if taken when you're already ...


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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. Otherwise Aguardiente de Cuba is an option. Aguadiente means firewater, and it's not nearly as friendly as the Guayabita. My understanding is that it's related to ...


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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 as a standard go to single malt and usually a bit cheaper than the rest. Other good brands include Dalwhinnie and Dalmore(this one being my personal favorite) ...


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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 aroma and flavor. The colder the drink, the less aroma you get. Room temperature is recommended by most distilleries. Using a snifter glass, as Jedicurt ...


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Are there any spirits that never should be combined in a cocktail or drink? The short answer is no. But that said, there are some spirits that some might want to think twice about since they have an overpowering taste. On the top of my list would be absinthe and chartreuse (especially the green). Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but ...


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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 alcohol spirit is the cost factor. Maple syrup is not cheap. Why isn't there a liquor distilled from maple syrup? Too expensive. To make a ...


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Liquor casks are not cleaned between transfers, just emptied and stored until they need them again. The liquor that soaked into the wood makes sure nothing will grow in them. Wine barrels on the other hand, need to be cleaned between transfers. Typically they are rinsed with hot water and then maybe steam. Left to drip dry for a day or two. Then sulfur ...


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