I have been working with lab alcohol for decades. I’ve got liters of the stuff. When we’re using it in the teaching labs I might sometimes make a feeble joke about how I don’t want to catch any of the students taking a snort, but I can tell that no one is ever tempted. It’s a fierce-smelling chemical that you’re not going to want to try.
It’s 95% alcohol, which is the same concentration as a product you can buy at the liquor store, called Everclear.
Sad to say, I have tried Everclear. My seriously, tragically, horribly alcoholic grandfather would drink the stuff, and he once gave me a sip. Just a sip! That was enough. I guess I have no taste for an industrial solvent.
Not even my grandfather would drink it straight, though. He’d add a spoonful of brown sugar to his glass.
Eww, I just shuddered involuntarily at the memory.