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Ice Magazine

September 2002

Ice Magazine Sept 2002

Booze Olympics

'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....

The winners.

Gold Medal

Austria Flag

Republic of Austria

Hapsburg Absinthe Extra Special. 89.9% Vol. £49.00 50cl.

Silver Medal

Ireland Flag

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'.

Bronze Medal

Czech Republic

Logan Hemp Vodka 40% Vol. £19.99 50cl

Other entrants: Initial Distributors


Austria Flag

Stroh 80% Vol.


Bermuda Flag

Goslings Black Seal 40% Vol.



Balkan 176 Vodka 88% Vol.


France Flag

Marc de Bourgogne 40% Vol.


Germany Flag

Asbach Uralkt 38% Vol.


Japan Flag

Choya Sake 13.5% Vol.


Italy Flag

Grappa Piave 40% Vol.


Mexico Flag

Villa Lobos 45% Vol.


Poland Flag

Polish Pure Spirit 79.9% Vol.


Russia Flag

Rocket Fuel Vodka 47.5% Vol.

St. Lucia

St Lucia Flag

Mezan Rum 75.5% Vol.


Scotland Flag

The Famous Grouse Vintage Malt Whisky 40% Vol.

Southern Mexico

Southern Mexico

Mezcal Lajita 40% Vol.


Turkey Flag

Yeni Raki 45% Vol.


USA Flag

Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon 45% Vol.

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