February 27, 2006
— Ace Shaa-zam:
A Scottish distillery said Monday it was reviving a centuries-old recipe for whisky so strong that one 17th-century writer feared more than two spoonfuls could be lethal.
Risk-taking whisky connoisseurs will have to wait, however - the spirit will not be ready for at least 10 years.
The Bruichladdich distillery on the Isle of Islay, off Scotland's west coast, is producing the quadruple-distilled 184-proof - or 92 percent alcohol - spirit "purely for fun," managing director Mark Reynier said.
Whisky usually is distilled twice and has an alcohol content of between 40 and 63.5 per cent.
Bruichladdich is using a recipe for a spirit known in the Gaelic language as usquebaugh-baul, "perilous water of life."
Thanks to Scott.
Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 27, 2006 10:56 AM (pzen5)
Hell, I believe if you drink this stuff, the Sleeper might awaken!
Dave at Garfield Ridge
Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at February 27, 2006 11:01 AM (y1hCN)
Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at February 27, 2006 11:07 AM (JKlMI)
Posted by: kevlarchick at February 27, 2006 11:10 AM (M8lyz)
Posted by: Monty at February 27, 2006 11:17 AM (UdJCa)
Posted by: West at February 27, 2006 11:21 AM (U4C9I)
Posted by: Sweetmeats at February 27, 2006 11:26 AM (6slOJ)
Uhmm, I think I'll pass. I'm sticking to my Glennfidich 18 and Johnny Walker Blue Label.
Posted by: jmchez at February 27, 2006 11:30 AM (8XMTP)
They should sell it in Ball jars, not bottles.
Posted by: harrison at February 27, 2006 11:39 AM (QJtdZ)
With that being said, put me down for a bottle of this.
Posted by: brak at February 27, 2006 11:45 AM (yHvEo)
Posted by: Iblis at February 27, 2006 11:46 AM (9221z)
Posted by: tachyonshuggy at February 27, 2006 11:54 AM (iKhSD)
Posted by: docdaved at February 27, 2006 12:02 PM (gfcbm)
2. Hawaiian Fruit Punch
3. Watermelon Pulp
4. Watermelon Schnapps
Large amounts of this stuff was dumped into a (sanitary, brand-new, plastic) garbage bin and mixed together. It was served out in chilled highball glasses, and was deadlier than a brain aneurysm. Two of the revelers that night had to go to the ER for alcohol poisoning, at which point the local constabulary found it necessary to break up the party and dump the mixture out on the ground. There was a large, fan-shaped wedge of dead grass all through the next summer where the mixture had been spilled.
Good times, good times.
Posted by: Monty at February 27, 2006 12:11 PM (/V4PN)
Posted by: shawn at February 27, 2006 12:13 PM (B8ta7)
Anyone else suspect that Ace went and got himself a real job?
Posted by: shawn at February 27, 2006 12:15 PM (B8ta7)
Lots of Ice
The Jello's for flavoring and doesn't coagulate, and it helps keep folks from vomiting. Limit your serving sizes.
Any leftover fruit cockatil found on the bottom of the can at the end of the evening will be very tasty and get you very wasted.
Posted by: bbeck at February 27, 2006 12:32 PM (qF8q3)
Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 27, 2006 12:38 PM (pzen5)
Make it 5.
Posted by: DDG at February 27, 2006 12:43 PM (4uzEh)
Red Death Party
Take a trash can, mix 10 parts red punch with 1 part everclear.
Invite all your friends over, ask that they bring a liquor, rum, whiskey, schnapps, whatever.
Empty bottles of booze into the garbage can as they enter, add appropriate amount of punch per bottle.
Die on front porch in awkward position.
Good times, good times.
Posted by: Pupster at February 27, 2006 12:57 PM (Qki3V)
If that's something worthy of an apology, I'm sorry for everything I've ever written.
Posted by: Feisty at February 27, 2006 01:32 PM (2aWAl)
Sounds like Jungle Juice.
Posted by: Sweetmeats at February 27, 2006 01:41 PM (6slOJ)
Monty, it was epochal in the same way that the meteor shower than ended the Jurassic was epochal....Nothing survived.
Posted by: DDG at February 27, 2006 01:50 PM (4uzEh)
Monty, was I at that party? Because, if so, it might explain a thing or two I've been wondering about. Please advise.
Posted by: sandy burger at February 27, 2006 01:54 PM (Sw8Cn)
Monty, was I at that party?
Well, if you went to the University of Wyoming in 1989 and was at the Alpha Tau Omega frathouse one chilly night in March....
I was not a member of the frat, mind you. I was a zitty, stick-figure geek then as now; I was there as the guest of a non-geek ATO member who thought my horizons needed broadening. He passed out shortly after we arrived, and I ended up watching old movies with other sci-fi dorks in the "community room" downstairs until the cops busted up the joint in the early hours of the morning. I found out about the ER casualties later the next day -- dumb freshmen both who wanted to impress the ATO seniors.
We used to call it "Alcohol Tau Omega".
Posted by: Monty at February 27, 2006 02:08 PM (djE5R)
Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.
Posted by: Bart at February 27, 2006 02:10 PM (7JiGw)
I remember one party during the first month of my freshman year where we made a batch of vodka punch using either Hawkeye or Paramount vodka (Val-U-Rite wasn't readily available out here in flyover country in 1986), because being cheap bastards, we calculated how much it would cost per cup to make 10% alcohol punch and the vodka was about 1.5 cents cheaper per serving. We made several five gallon batches, and the last batch of the night was going slowly so we decided to take turns drinking it forcibly. The drinker was held up by his ankles and dunked into the bucket headfirst, where he attempted to drink as much as he could while the holders did a loud 20-count. We finished all but the bottom 3 or 4 inches, and when we dumped out the remains the next day there was a hairball the size of a lab rat on the shower floor. Good times, man. Good times.
Posted by: Russ from Winterset at February 27, 2006 02:27 PM (Ffvoi)
Bruichladdich is good whisky. I love the Islay malts (Ardbeg is my favourite).
Posted by: David Gillies at February 27, 2006 02:57 PM (x502S)
Sure. If you're a pussy. Or if you have some weird mania about keeping your liver and kidneys in good working order.
Posted by: Monty at February 27, 2006 03:05 PM (djE5R)
Posted by: kevlarchick at February 27, 2006 03:14 PM (M8lyz)
Posted by: spurwing plover at February 27, 2006 03:58 PM (fOAmE)
Posted by: Gary at February 27, 2006 04:06 PM (ELzsF)
Posted by: hutch1200 at February 27, 2006 06:41 PM (nXmrG)
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Posted by: Sticky B at February 27, 2006 07:36 PM (EJgMZ)
For some reason, it reminds me of that Cheech & Chong movie, Up In Smoke:
"Yeah, my dog ate my stash, man. Had it on the table, and the little motherfucker ate it, man. I had to follow him around with a little baggie for three days before I got it back. Really blew the dog's mind."
Posted by: sandy burger at February 27, 2006 07:58 PM (NA4RK)
a/k/a white lightning. It's already available for sale, and has won awards.
www.irish-poteen.com/awards. Though they do caution not to light a match in the same room. Those no smoking rules make sense.
If you search ''poteen'' you'll get alcohol reviews on the triple and quadruple distilled stuff. They love it. It's described as smooth and fruity , naturally, w/o the addition of the cheap fruitpunch.
I was at the bad fruitpunch parties (all of them) at FIJI Columbia U. But I don't remember seeing Sandy Burger there.
Then again, I don't remember...don't recall...accidentally shredded all my notes and flushed them...they were just copies...they were out of toilet paper...
Posted by: at February 27, 2006 08:23 PM (++PlU)
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