We just got back from Ambergris Caye and had an encounter with Old Master Overproof Rum aka The Red Top Troublemaker. Sure there were other shots that night but the Red Top put us over the top. Pure Jet Fuel in smell and taste. I'd love to know what the alc/vol is but the bottle does not tell. What I can tell you is it's deadly. It goes down fairly smooth but immediately you feel the burn in your throat, and it slowly proceeds to your chest. You exhale fumes that could easily be ignited should an open flame be nearby. This is followed by a whooshing head rush that envelopes your brain and tells you you're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone. Our bartender warned us that we would get f---ed up on this stuff but did we listen? No. After only a few shots (maybe 3, not sure?) of the Old Master we lost sense of time. We seemed to move into a state or wakeful unconsciousness, where the passing of time didn't properly exist and reality floated in and away. I'm not making this up. The next thing we noticed was this sense of incredible hilarity overtook us and we were bound in fits of uncontrollable laughter. Quite a good time, I tell you, but I didn't feel i was in complete control of things - not in a bad way but kind of like mushrooms. I didn't actually notice any truly hallucinatory effects in that I didn't see any apparitions, but who knows what one more shot could have done. The Old Master is a powerful master and you'd be wise to limit your intake to a shot or two and see where that goes, before topping up with more Red Top.

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