Everclear and How Everyone Experimented with it

Many products that are made for industrial or intermediate use in other products have often been consumed directly. Of course, in many cases the result is hazardous. Everclear 190 Proof is one such product that has an interesting history of its usage. Made primarily as a rectified spirit, it is composed of neutral spirit and pure grain alcohol. Known as Everclear 190 Proof, it is part of the product line of Luxco.

Its Reputation

The product, primarily designed for industrial usage, became popular due to the high alcohol content in it. It then gained a notorious reputation in the market. The manufacturer, at the time of launching the product, stated that Everclear 190 Proof should be viewed and sourced as an unfinished or intermediate ingredient for making different end products. Especially, when it came to direct consumption, the company advised customers to dilute the same with other drinks. This could be water or other ingredients. That would help bring the alcohol concentration down in the drinks.

However, there were several instances when people consumed Everclear directly and had unique experiences. For instance, Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys made a rap tune called Ever So Clear after consuming this pure grain alcohol drink. He mixed Everclear with PCP as a result of which his eyes shot out. There was even a photo of the rapper in hospital after this incident. The photo appeared as the cover for the album called We Can’t Be Stopped. The track again reappeared in 1992 when he took out his solo album called Little Big Man.

There were other tributes to Everclear 190 Proof in music such as Roger Creager’s song called The Everclear Song. His album was fittingly called Having Fun All Wrong. This was released in 1998, more than a decade later Jerrod Niemann referred to the product and its pure alcohol effects. He named the song For Everclear, part of an album that was released in 2010. There was even a rock band in America called Everclear. They nicknamed the drink Pure White Evil.

Its Fate Today

The nineties was a time when people experimented with industrial alcoholic substances, even though they were meant for industrial usage. Rock bands and musicians were the wild ones who dared to experiment with the pure alcohol content of the drink. Luckily they survived the experience and could write songs about the effects of the drink as well.

Of course, today, the 189 proof version of the product is mainly sold. For possibilities of misuse 190 proof variants were banned in some US states. It comes in use mainly as household cleaning agents as well as in making tinctures and infusions. Its neutral flavor and odor make it a versatile agent for different product manufacturing processes.

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