I’m realizing that while I’m still a lightweight as far as how much alcohol I can consume before hitting my limit, I’m in the minority among my friends in liking my drinks strong. I like the tingling/numbing sensation of alcohol on my palate, and the feel of the vapors filling my head. I like martinis and manhattans, the warmth of straight brandy, and I can get lost in the flavor and aroma of good scotch or bourbon. I don’t mind weaker drinks, either; but I experiment with mixed drinks in order to complement the flavor of the alcohol, not to conceal it.
So: who else likes their liquor strong – and not just for the sake of faster intoxication?