Are you that tough girl or guy that downs any kind of booze, no matter how strong? Are you the kind of person who downs strong liquor with a straight face? We’ve listed some of the strongest alcoholic drinks legally available around the world, so moonshines are excluded from the list. Of the ten drinks that cut the only one has an alcohol percentage just below 85. Have a look at the strongest alcoholic drinks that offer the best taste.
1. Eesti Piiritus (Estonia Spirit) 96.6 %
It comes from the small Baltic state Estonia. As in most parts of the Soviet Union the locals know how to handle their booze. It is also a very popular destination for alcohol tourists from expensive Scandinavia, especially Sweden and Finland. Estonians with their Eesti pruritus in 1938 made the Guinness Book of Records for the strongest alcoholic beverage. They still make booze with a decent 96.6 % alcohol.
2. Cocoroco 96%
This Bolivian booze is a little less strong than topmost but still hellish. It usually comes in a tin can, rather than a bottle and distilled from sugar cane, which makes the illusion that you might be drinking paint thinner even more real. Cocoroco is prohibited in many other countries because with an alcohol percentage of 96 it’s simply too strong.
3. Spirytus Rektyfikowany 96%
On this list, a shared second spot for Poland. Poland is a real drinking country. It is one of the strong vodka made from grain, that exactly like cocoroco reaches an alcohol 96%.
4. Everclear 95%
Now Everclear is real good old American firewater. Everclear is made from corn and reaches a respectable alcohol percentage of 95. Due to its high alcohol content and market prevalence, this has become iconic.
5. Bruichladdich X4 92%
This Scottish single malt contains no less than alcohol 92%. It has been distilled no less than four times. The brand got a lot of fame when the British national television station BBC successfully fueled a car with this stuff, as you can see in the video above.
6. Poitín (Poteen) 90%
Another one of the strongest drinks from Ireland, made from barley, potatoes, whey or grain. The first record of poitín was from the sixth century. But for three hundred years it had the status of illegal moonshine until poitín was legalized in 1977. The strongest drinks available in stores nowadays have an alcohol 90%.
7. Hapsburg Gold Label Premium Reserve Absinthe 89.9%
It is made in the Czech Republic which is the promised land for alcohol lovers, as this country has a large variety of brands. Many of them also have higher alcohol percentages and it has the highest of all: a decent 89.9.
8. Pincer Shanghai Strength 88.8%
This is the second time Scotland is on our list, making it the only country with multiple drinks in the top-10 of the strongest drinks in the world. It is a botanical vodka with an alcohol percentage of 88.8. Milk thistle is one of the ingredients, which is considered a medicine for the liver. But somehow it can undo the damage of the drink’s alcohol content.
9. Balkan 176 – 88%
Produced in Serbia, where it’s distilled three times and it is vodka. To get the drink this strong it’s handcrafted in small batches. Every bottle of the drink comes with thirteen health warnings, so there will be no mistake that it is a harmful drink.
10. Sunset Very Strong Rum 84.5%
We’re closing our list with a white rum from the West Indies. Its name describes this drink quite well, as it has an alcohol percentage of 84.5. Perhaps not the hardest drink mentioned in this article, but for sure it will burn in the throat.
These are the top ten most strong alcoholic drinks in the world according to 2019. So, which is best according to you?