What Alcohol Has The Highest Percentage & Can Be Bought In The UK?

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Aquamarine.
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I was just wondering what alcohol there is with a high percentage like absinthe and poteen that can be bought in the UK. I've heard of one called Everclear which is 95% but that only seems to be able to be bought in America.
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95% is the highest concentration possible outside of some industrial ethanol which is insanely expensive and very hard to get hold of.
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Absinthe is legal in the UK, actually... but hard to find.
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you can buy anything in theuk...just have to go away from the supermarket...ive seen the strange eastern european potato alcohol which is 98% in camden
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I have a bottle of ~99.98% ethanol in my fridge
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**** me...



... is what usually happens when i get my hands on some absinthe... good times.
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(Original post by Revd. Mike)
I have a bottle of ~99.98% ethanol in my fridge
But i hope you intend on using it for science, not drink? :tongue:
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i've tried potching which is like 90%, that stuff burns the hell out of your throat
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I don't really mean something that I can buy in the supermarket. I assume that any drinks with percentages like absinthe can only really be bought online.
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You can get absinthe in most places these days and you can order it online if that fails.
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I think 40% is the legal limit here.
I had black absinthe which is 80 proof (40% I think)
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http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products...hp?prodid=1583
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(Original post by RightSaidJames)
Absinthe is legal in the UK, actually... but hard to find.
It really isn't hard to find.

Sainsburys sell La Fee Absinthe which is 68% abv
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I think 40% is the legal limit here.
That is absolute rubbish.
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(Original post by Rizzletastic)
I think 40% is the legal limit here.
I had black absinthe which is 80 proof (40% I think)
you what?
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(Original post by simeon)
That is absolute rubbish.
How so?
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you can buy anything in theuk...just have to go away from the supermarket...ive seen the strange eastern european potato alcohol which is 98% in camden
Wouldn't be 98%. You can't do that without adding a strong drying agent to ethanol, otherwise it just won't distill any further than 95%.
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(Original post by raich_x)
You can get absinthe in most places these days and you can order it online if that fails.
But the Absinthe you buy in Tesco, despite being a named brand like La Fee, is still weaker than a bottle of Cointreau or Bourbon. Strongest stuff I've got, drinks-wise, without actually searching round too much is 101Proof Bourbon, so 50.5%...

You can get things like Bacardi 151, which is 75.5%, and is the same strength as the less lethal version of Everclear that's on the Yankee market. As for everything else, you just have to search around - internet would be your best bet...or wait for some Polacks and such to start brewing bath-tub vodka. Always happens where I live - you go to Spar, and find out there's no vodka on sale cause some Eastern Europeans have been swapping it with their own homebrew which leaves you blind, deaf and dead. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Rizzletastic)
How so?
Because the 'legal limit' is no 40%. I've run pubs and bars for 17 years, so I know this to be true.
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