A Scottish distiller announced plans to revive production of the world’s most potent Scotch.
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.
Whisky usually is distilled twice and has an alcohol content of between 40 and 63.5 per cent.
Bruichladdich is using a recipe for a spirit known in the Gaelic language as usquebaugh-baul, "perilous water of life."
In 1695 a traveler to the distillery had this to say of the potent and perilous whisky:
"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."
Not to mention, that if it did kill someone, the undertaker didn’t require any embalming fluid to preserve the body.