Some alcoholic drinks, especially spirits, can quickly kill you. Before taking any alcoholic drink, you should read the label to know its contents and alcohol volume to decide if you are still interested in that specific drink. And for this reason, we discuss the world’s strongest alcohol.
You might be the kind of person who drinks anything alcohol, no matter how strong. Well, this post will challenge you with a list of the strongest alcoholic drinks legally available in the market all over the world. These spirits are so strong they can run a car like fuel. With that in mind, can you stand the experience?
World’s Strongest Alcohol
1. Spirytus Stawski (96% Alcohol)
With an alcohol content of 96.6%, it stands as the world’s strongest and powerful liquor with a gentle smell and mild taste. The premium base for spirytus stawki is premium ethyl alcohol and grain. The experience of having this drink is nothing to wish for or desire.
People who have had the drink describe a sip from the bottle like a punch in the stomach so hard that it hinders normal breathing. Abusing this spirit is the same as signing a death warrant.
2. Eesti Piiritus (Estonia Spirit) 96.6 %
It is no surprise that Estonia spirit hails from the small Baltic state, Estonia, where locals know how to handle alcohol. Alcohol tourists are popular in Estonia, sampling the luxurious Scandinavia from Sweden and Finland. Estonians made it to the Guinness Book of Records for the most potent alcoholic beverage in 1938, and it was at 98% alcohol volume. Today, it is at 96.6%, and they still drink it.
3. Cocoroco 96%
The Bolivian cocoroco is less than a unit below the most potent spirit, but it is hellish. It comes in a tin can, and it is distilled from sugar cane. Reality is, it looks like paint thinner! It is illegal in many countries because of its alcohol content. Neighboring countries like Chile have restrictions against taking alcohol that is above 55% alcohol volume by law.
4. Everclear Grain (95% Alcohol)
Everclear is another strong brand with 95% alcohol volume, and it is not for the faint-hearted. It is clear, tasteless, and odorless. The manufacturers discourage people from taking it directly on the label.
5. Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whiskey (92% Alcohol)
Bruichladdich is a Scottish single malt whiskey with 92% alcohol content. It is pure and potent as it is prepared with the 17th-century four-time distillation methods. In 1695, a legend Martin Martin a traveler in Hebridean termed it a powerful spirit that translates to perilous whiskey from the Gaelic.
Locals told him that one sip would make him live forever, two drinks will make him blind, and three will make him expire on the spot. It became famous when the BBC used it to fuel a car successfully.
6. River Antoine Royale Grenadian Rum (90% Alcohol)
Grenadian rum is from Grenada and is made from using the old tradition of pot distillation, and it has 90% alcohol content. It is exceptionally flavored as it is made from fermented sugarcane utilizing a water wheel. It is recommended that you drink it from the water chaser like locals.
7. Poitín (Poteen) (90% Alcohol)
Poteen is a typical Ireland strong drink made from barley, potatoes, whey, or grain. It was first made in the first century. However, it was illegal moonshine for 300 years until 1977 when it was legalized. Those in stores today have a 90% alcohol content.
8. Hapsburg Gold Label Premium Reserve Absinthe (89.9% Alcohol)
Hapsburg Gold has a slogan, “There are no rules” on the label. Take the drink with a mixer as it is the rule with spirits. Hapsburg is also known as the green fairy and is known to induce hallucinations. Many artists drink it because it makes them creative.
The Czech Republic today leads with lovers of Hapsburg because there are many brand varieties. Most brands have a higher alcohol percentage and thujone, responsible for psychedelic effects, but Hapsburg is highest in the alcohol content.
9. Pincer Shanghai Strength (88.88% Alcohol)
With an alcohol content of 88.88 %, this vodka is healthy but can get you drunk fast. It does it contain milk thistle and elderflower that supports the liver, and it hails from Glasgow. Pincer is meant to be used as a concentrate, but its makers use botanicals as eco-friendly. Scotland has several drinks that rank as the strongest alcohol drinks in the world.
10. Balkan 176 Vodka (88% Alcohol)
Balkan is one of Scandinavia’s most potent vodka that is triple distilled. Being a vodka, it is clear, odorless, and tasteless. The bottle has thirteen label warnings on the bottle as a way to announce how strong it is. There have been many reports of people dying from the consumption of BalkanMany in a short period. So, be warned before you indulge.
11. Good ol’ Sailor Vodka (85% Alcohol)
When you get hold of this intense vodka from Sweden, you will notice it the rad bottle was designed by Mattias Broden. And, you might not be in a position to see anything else because the drink will sweep you off your feet, and you will not be awake. Good ol’ sailor has a fruity flavor that is clean to mask the danger lurking behind the drink. The drink is an eco friendly but harmful to your body.
12. Sunset Rum (84.5% Alcohol)
Sunset rum won the world’s best overproof rum in 2016 and is a St. Vincent Distillers product in the West Indies. Its ABV is 84.5 %, and the label on the bottle recommends that you use mixers when drinking because it has a burning sensation that can cause actual burns.
13. Devil’s Springs Vodka (80% Alcohol)
The New Jersey bottle of vodka greets you with a bold warning, “do not drink at full proof,” as the vodka is notoriously famous for cleaning your memory. The vodka is used to make unique potent cocktails. True to its name, the vodka means business like it is from the Devil’s spring.
14. Bacardi 151 (75.5% Alcohol)
Bacardi Limited of Hamilton manufactures Bacardi 151 has a flame trap as a show of its power built at the bottle’s neck. It is a highly alcoholic rum with an alcohol volume of 75.5% that is used sparingly in cocktails. And, please don’t attempt to have Bacardi without a mixer.
You are used to an alcohol overdose, or if not yourself, you know of someone who is always unstable because of heavy drinking. The standard drinks that knock people out have 8-25% alcohol volume or the utmost 40%.
Now imagine knocking yourself out with a bottle of vodka with 75 or 90% ABV, and some go up to 96.6% making them the world’s strongest alcohol. Although these drinks are not common in bars that you frequent, they exist if one requests such.
Many countries have an ABV restriction of only 44 – 55% at the highest, and anything above that mark is illegal. However, other countries like Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, among other nations, enjoy these strong alcoholic brands.
If you happen to come across any of the above alcoholic brands, you can try them but only after reading the label carefully to understand. In other words, always read the label on a bottle and know the contents before you start enjoying the content. Cheers!