Whisky-Fuelled Cars

The Bruichladdich distillery on Islay just rocketed a race car from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds with a tank of X4 Scotch, according a report on GQ.

Bruichladdich claims X4 (Bruichladdich, $60), created using an archaic quadruple distilling method, is the most alcoholic scotch ever made.

Meanwhile, some Islay locals are tanking up on Lagavulin as gas prices rise, says The Scottish Sun.

“We watched in disbelief as Donnie MacKinnon, 66, tipped a full gallon of Lagavulin Scotch into his six-litre 1978 Rolls Royce. But after thick smoke poured from the exhaust and the engine rumbled, the vintage motor went like a dream.”

The economics seem a bit dodgy, as scotch costs about 10-20 times as much as gas, even at today’s inflated prices. But some Islay residents believe it could make sense to brew their own under local ordinances as a cheap petrol substitute.

“I must admit I had my doubts, but it actually works,” said Roland Worthington-Eyre, who filled up his 1970 Morris Traveller with a bottle of Scotch and topped that up with a 16-year-old Lagavulin malt. “We’re experimenting at the moment. It’s far from perfected but we’re working on it.”

~ by whisky1 on August 14, 2008.

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