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Thursday, March 2, 2006

 

Distillery to revive 184-proof whisky

`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. [..]

n 1695, travel writer Martin Martin described it as powerful enough to affect “all members of the body.”

“Two spoonfuls of this last liquor is a sufficient dose; if any man should exceed this, it would presently stop his breath, and endanger his life,” Martin wrote.

Reynier put Martin’s test to the claim and consumed three spoonfuls.

“I can tell you, I had some and it indeed did take my breath away,” Reynier said.’




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