This is the norm for vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin, rum, and any other well-known liquor. Some distillers, however, are dissatisfied with the current quo and have opted to boost their products with double, if not treble, the quantity of alcohol by volume. Chilled Magazine has compiled a list of eleven extremely powerful spirits. 1. Absinthe: 90% alcohol 2. Black Russian: 80% 3. Blue Curacao: 75% 4. Brandy: 70% 5. Calvados: 60% 6. Gin: 55% 7. Jägermeister: 50% 8. Kahlúa: 45% 9. Ketel One: 40% 10. Leopold's: 30%
Now, which one is strongest? This depends on how you define "strongest". If we look at absolute strength, then absinthe is the clear winner with its 90% alcohol content. If we look at relative strength compared to other spirits, then black Russian comes out on top followed by blue curacao, brandy, and then gin. Finally, if we look at pure power, then we must go back to absinthe again - it's super-strength!
Of all the extremely strong spirits listed here, only three are actually available as consumer products. One is an alcoholic beverage, while the others are simply flavorings that can be added to drinks.
Chilled Magazine has compiled a list of eight extremely powerful spirits.
Ten-Year-Old Cask Strength Laphroaig Laphroaig's ten-year-old cask strength is a 57.8 percent (115.6 proof) scotch whiskey from the Scottish island of Islay and one of the classiest high-proof spirits on our list.
This is the norm for vodka, tequila, whiskey, gin, rum, and any other well-known liquor. Some distillers, however, are dissatisfied with the current quo and have opted to boost their products with double, if not treble, the quantity of alcohol by volume. Chilled Magazine has compiled a list of eleven extremely powerful spirits. 1.
(countable as well as uncountable); (usually in plural) A spirit, like alcohol, is a volatile liquid.
1200 gallons of liquor, 36 million bottles of beer, 12 million cans of beer, 1.8 billion bars of soap, and 8 million tons of sugar. That's just in the United States.
There are about 1200 hours of sunlight per year in the north hemisphere, so assuming a daily productivity rate of 10 hours for humans beings, that means there are 120,000 people working full time (52 weeks a year).
That means there are 120,000 spirits floating around out there somewhere.
Now, I know what you're thinking: "What kind of alcoholic beverage is floating around out there? This sounds like water instead!"
Actually, alcohol has less than 1% of the weight of water; thus, it's very light. Actually, if you added up all the alcohol in the world, it would only weigh about as much as water.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering, "Why do we need alcohol? It can't be for fun."
Actually, alcohol is used because it will keep things warm.
If you want to be healthy while still drinking alcohol on occasion, these are the best alcohols to pick from.
Vodka Spirytus is the clear spirit with the highest alcohol percentage (160.0%). It is made by extracting water from wheat and then distilling it again to extract all the water possible without removing any sugar from the grain. The result is a product that is almost pure ethanol.
Other high-proof spirits include: whiskey, which is made from fermented grains (usually corn); brandy, which is distilled wine; and rum, which is distilled sugarcane juice.
In terms of volume, vodka is the strongest alcoholic beverage after water. It can be used in cocktails or served on its own as an apéritif or digestif. When mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit or herbs, it becomes a liqueur.
The word "vodka" comes from Russian, and means "little spirit". This refers to how much more concentrated it is compared to other alcoholic beverages.
There are several types of vodka: white, red, and black. White vodka is made from potatoes and uses carbon dioxide instead of heat to preserve the flavor and color.
Poitin, the world's oldest spirit (pronounced put-cheen in English), has been handcrafted in Ireland since the sixth century. Long before whiskey, Irish monks mastered the skill of distillation from Moorish masters and created rural moonshine. Today, all forms of whiskey are derived from this first grain whiskey.
They make several varieties of poitín including uisce beatha (water of life) which is simply watered down whiskey. The more popular variety is cróg an tsaothar (the king of spirits) which is unblended and usually sold in a gourd bottle. It can be ingested either straight or mixed with water to create a frothy drink. There are reports that Poitín will kill you if you drink too much of it so use caution!
It's made from fermented grain mash which contains between 36% and 55% alcohol by volume. The longer the distillation process, the higher the proof. For example, pot still whiskey is always at least 40% alcohol while single malt scotch can reach up to 50%.
Irish whiskey is a type of white dog that was originally used as a medicinal product. As far back as 1608, doctors in Europe were prescribing whiskey to cure diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.