Throughout the course of human history, you'll find wars, affairs, theft, murder, and alcohol. Consuming the "Devil's poison" has been a past time of mankind for multiple centuries, and is the one thing that transcends time and cultures together. This boozy beverage comes in hundreds of different forms from vodka to beer to moonshine, and has played a mighty hand in the shaping of countries and the destruction of empires.
The art of creating alcohol has saved people from poverty during times like the Great Depression as well as being the center point of family feuds. Governments have created laws to regulate alcohol consumption and was even outlawed in the United States during the Prohibition period, thus sparking mobs and gangs dedicated to transferring and illegally selling alcohol. Politicians and religious leaders even used the Bible to justify banning alcohol, even though Jesus used wine as a metaphor for his blood.
Some of the most unlikely people are the creators of some of the strongest liquors in the world. For example, Italian There are people who can handle the more intense beverage, while others have to mix it in with juices and soda in order to mask the taste and intensity on the body. Vodka typically has a 40% alcohol content, along with tequila and whiskey. The liquors on this list are the strongest in the world and some can't even be sold in some stores in countries like the United States. In this list are ten of the strongest liquors that have ever been created.
10 Stroh Rum - 80%
9 John Crow Batty Rum - 80%
8 Sunset Rum - 84.5%
7 Balkan Vodka - 88%
6 Pincer Shanghai Strength - 88.8%
5 Hapsburg Gold Label Premium Reserve Absinthe - 89.9%
4 River Antoine Royale Grenadian Rum - 90%
3 Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whiskey - 92%
2 Everclear - 95%
1 Spirytus - 96%
Spirytus is 192 proof and has an alcohol content of 96%. Made in Poland, this liquor was only recently approved to be sold in the state of New York in the United States. Those who have drank this liquor straight have compared it to being punched in the stomach and literally taking one's breath away. Not only is it one of the strongest liquors, it is also the most potent than the rest on this list. It certainly takes a special person to be able to consume this strong of a liquor. Are you up for the challenge?
Sources: travelandleisure.com, spoonuniversity.com
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