Alcohol overdosing or getting knocked out at parties is nothing unusual. The drinks that usually knock us down have 8-25 per cent of alcohol, where the maximum is 40 per cent. It’s hard to come across beyond 40 per cent because the higher the alcohol by volume(ABV), the higher the chances of getting knocked out. But there are some drinks where ABV can go up to 97% which can literally make you meet God!! So, here are the 10 strongest alcohols.
10 – Absinthe
(45%- 72% Alcohol)
Best known to induce hallucinating effects and also the most easily available strongest alcoholic drink, absinthe sits on the tenth spot on our list. Made with wormwood bark or artemisia absinthium, absinthes are available from 90 Proof (45% ABV) to 170 Proof (85% ABV). However, most people keep it safe and don’t go beyond 72% ABV.
9 –Bacardi 151
With content as high as 75.5% ABV, the bottle of 151 comes with a stainless steel fire arrestor/flame trap vouching for its potency. It is usually used in extremely small quantities for rum-based cocktails like daiquiris and Cuba Libre.
8 –Devil Springs Vodka
With 80% ABV or 160 Proof, Devil Springs is one of the most infamous vodkas on the planet. Best used for making flaming shots and cocktails with juices or ginger ale.
7 –Sunset Rum
One of the world’s most robust rum, Sunset is armed with 84.5% ABV that can knock the senses out of you if you overindulge. Downing it is inadvisable as it can very likely shred your throat!
6 – Good ol’ Sailor Vodka
Vastly consumed in Sweden, this vodka is hardly known to the rest of the world. Bottled at 170 Proof or 85% ABV, this is going to take one hell of a liver to handle.
(176-88% Alcohol )
The strongest Scandinavian drink ever, the Balkan is decked with 88% ABV. It’s strong, colourless, odourless and tasteless. Cases of people dying of alcohol poisoning after consuming a lot in short periods of time have been reported.
4 –Pincer Vodka
Made from the finest wheat and soft Scottish water, infused with natural botanical extracts of Milk Thistle and Wild Elderflower. Pincer is a unique vodka At 88.8% ABV, Pincer is the strongest potent vodka from Scotland.
3 – X4+1 Quadrupled whisky
This is the world’s most alcoholic single malt whiskey with a belligerent ABV of 92%. Thanks to the super precise distillation process, this whiskey is incredibly pure and potent.
2 – Everclear
While most will argue that Everclear is the world’s strongest drink, we beg to differ; it isn’t. It actually is the world’s second. This grain spirit contains a suicidal 95 % alcohol and is colourless, odourless and tasteless. If you try too hard to judge its taste, better prepare for a tongue implant. It is manufactured and sold by the American spirit company, Luxco.
1 – 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. In short, abusing this drink can literally make you meet God! Spirytus is actually more potent than the widely-known Everclear and sits atop the world’s strongest alcoholic beverage.