I tried this stuff on Monday morning. Personally, I hate sugar in my drinks so I didn't bother with the sugar ritual. I poured a good shot and mixed it with ice-cold water until it turned a cloudy death-green (kinda like the colour of really old antifreeze out of a '72 Gremlin that has been on blocks in your parent's backyard since '81). It had a rather pleasant bitter-licorice flavour. I sat back and drank the glass down and have only one thing to say:
This shit hits you like Fred Vogel's hammer in August Underground.
I was sitting in my family room drunk at 8:00 AM. Though I must say it wasn't a brutal buzz you would expect if you knocked back a glass of 151 or chugged half a bottle of T-Bird. It was kinda strange. So like an idiot, I poured another one to see what I would feel like after 2 of them. After the second glass I was properly drunk and went to bed falling into the deepest sleep I have had in months (with the exception of the times I took lorazepam for insomnia).
Surprisingly, I had no hangover. I had a slight headache when I first woke up which had more to do with deep sleep than anything else. Nothing that wasn't cured by a couple codeine-laced aspirins and a cup of coffee. I really don't think I would want to go Van Gogh and get smashed on this stuff. At 68% alcohol, I can see what possessed the man to cut his own ear off.
Originally posted on 26 January 2007