Information on using hard liquor (exceeding 60% of alcohol) as an antiseptic for the coronavirus.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention USA recently recommended that everyone washes and sanitizes their hands thoroughly to prevent themselves from getting infected by the virus. As the CDC had mentioned the antiseptics are only effective if they contain at least 60% of alcohol. From that point on the sales of antiseptics, gloves, masks, and anti-bacterial sprays have gone up by 800%.
Due to the rapid sales of all anti-bacterial products and the lack thereof, people began to stock up on hard liquor and using it as an antiseptic.
Alcohol-based disinfectants are also effective
- To disinfect:
The most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
- Options include:
Diluting your household bleach.
- To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
Ensure the solution has at least 60-70% alcohol. Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
List of all Hard Liquors
Here’s a list of all hard liquors (exceeding 60% of alcohol) that could be used as an antiseptic to prevent yourself from getting infected by the coronavirus.
Whiskey (exceeding 60% of alcohol)
Glendronach Cask Strength
Dornoch New Make Single Malt Spirit
Stroh '80' Austrian Rum
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Anniversary
Paul John Single Cask 4611
Spey Fumare Cask Strength Batch 2
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso
Rum (exceeding 60% of alcohol)
SVM 14 Ans EMB Blend Tropical Continental Plummer
SVM 14 Ans EMB Blend Tropical Ageing Plummer
SVM 11 Ans MMW Blend Continental Ageing Wedderburn
SVM 11 Ans MMW Blend Tropical Ageing Wedderburn
Long Pond 2007 TECA
Monymusk 2010 MBS
The Last Caroni 1996
Grapefruit Grenade Overproof Spiced Rum
Guyana Diamond 2004
Long Pond TECA 2005
Monymusk EMB 2010
Damoiseau 1995 Rum
Damoiseau 2009 Rum
Dominican Republic A.F.D
Neisson L'Esprit Blanc Rum
Spirytus Duch Puszczy
50cl / 95%
A rectified spirit from Poland bottled at the extreme ABV of 95%. This is often used as a base for liqueurs and other infusions, and we highly recommend that it is never drunk neat.
- This is a high-strength product and we recommend not drinking it neat – please enjoy this diluted or with a mixer of your choice.