Raising The Bar (Literally) With Crazy Alcohol World Records
In the kingdom of spirits and cocktails, there's an absurd court where the ministers and kings wear crowns that resemble bottle caps, jewels made of grapes and cloaks knitted with stems and grains. Welcome to the whimsical world of alcohol world records, where the extraordinary is just another beer bottle. For some people, it’s their life's labour and passion to set and maintain these records. As for us watchers, we can't help but raise an eyebrow (and a glass) at these wild feats.
The Great Wall of Whisky
Imagine a wall you can't climb over, but you sure can drink through. The world record for the largest collection of whisky belongs to a Scotch aficionado, with over 9,000 different bottles. That's less of a collection and more of a fortress! If each bottle were a brick, you could build a small castle or at least a very impressive garden wall.
Whisky Or A Financial Investment?
In the high-stakes world of whisky auctions, a single bottle can sometimes stir up a storm, and this story is no exception. At a Sotheby's auction in London, a bottle of Scotch whisky smashed records. The Macallan Adami 1926 went under the hammer for an eye-popping £2.2 million (about $2.7 million). This sale didn’t just break records; it set a new high-water mark for the price of a single bottle of wine or spirits.
A Vat of Margarita Madness
Who doesn't love a good Margarita? How about a 32,176-litre one? That's the record for the largest Margarita ever made. You'd need a straw the size of a telephone pole and the stamina of a marathon runner. This gargantuan cocktail was mixed in a 17-foot-tall tank. Who would have thought there could be a swimming pool with a tequila twist?
The Speedy Cocktail Shaker
What is the fastest time to make 10 cocktails? For some gifted bartenders, it’s just 1 minute and 24 seconds. That’s mixing drinks and performing magic at the same time. In the time it takes to check your email, this speedster could whip up a bar's worth of cocktails. We wonder if they wear a cape while doing it.
The Ultimate Pub Crawl
Hold onto your bar stools, because the record for the most pubs visited in 24 hours involved visiting 99 different bars over the course of a day. That's not a pub crawl; that's a life's mission. I can only imagine the map looking like a wild treasure hunt, but instead of gold, the prize is a pint.
A Beer Bottle Trove
Imagine a trove of beer bottles that rivals the library of an avid book collector. That's the world of Ron Werner from the USA, who holds the record for the largest collection of beer bottles at 25,866 individual beer bottles, each with its own story, label, and origin. Ron began this epic journey of collecting at just 14 years old. Every year, about 1,000 new bottles find their way into his treasure, turning his passion into a living, clinking mosaic of global brews.
In the world of alcohol, records are as diverse and colourful as the drinks we love. From monumental collections to Herculean drinking challenges, these records remind us that the world of booze is not just about savouring flavour but also about the fun, and sometimes, the downright absurdity of it all. So, the next time you're enjoying your favourite drink, remember that in some corner of the world, someone might just be raising the bar (literally) in the most spectacular way.