'Laydeez and Gentlemen...The excitement has reached fever pitch as you join us ringside at the start of the most righteous ruckus... It is with great pleasure that Ice welcomes you to the First Booze Olympics...
20 diverse drinks from contrasting countries battle it out and only one will walk away with the heroic heavyweight booze belt. Our seven testy testers slugged each competitor in straight shots-cause they're hard.
A bit of a hush please, and let the battle begin....
Republic of Austria
Hapsburg Absinthe Extra Special. 89.9% Vol. £49.00 50cl.
Republic of Ireland
Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen. Gold Extra-Strength 90% Vol. £27.99 50cl. - " Despite being viciously strong, its smooth. vanilla taste got a thumbs up from the tasters.
Tasters Reaction: Most of the panel is pleasantly surprised by how smooth it is, although there's gasps of 'you could die from that'.
Logan Hemp Vodka 40% Vol. £19.99 50cl
Other entrants: Initial Distributors
Stroh 80% Vol.
Goslings Black Seal 40% Vol.
Balkan 176 Vodka 88% Vol.
Marc de Bourgogne 40% Vol.
Asbach Uralkt 38% Vol.
Choya Sake 13.5% Vol.
Grappa Piave 40% Vol.
Villa Lobos 45% Vol.
Polish Pure Spirit 79.9% Vol.
Rocket Fuel Vodka 47.5% Vol.
Mezan Rum 75.5% Vol.
The Famous Grouse Vintage Malt Whisky 40% Vol.
Mezcal Lajita 40% Vol.
Yeni Raki 45% Vol.
Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon 45% Vol.