Posted: Mar 1, 2006 2:37 pm
A 184-proof whisky, Mon Feb 27, 6:04 AM ET
LONDON (AFP) - Following a 17th century recipe, one of the eight artisanal whisky producers on the tiny Scottish isle of Islay will produce a dozen barrels of 184-proof whisky, the company announced.
That's 92 percent alcohol, which is about as strong as whisky can get without being sold in a pharmacy.
"The first taste affects all the members of the body," a 1695 description of the elixir reads. "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."
The Bruichladdich distillery said it would install webcams so that customers thirsty with anticipation could watch the potentially lethal concoction come into being.
"If the distillery doesn't explode during the process," Bruichladdich added.