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Sobbing after whisky?

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CrotchBurn Thu 21-Jan-21 19:54:13

Anyone else get wildly overly emotional with spirits?

Came home from work and had a glass of a whisky my dad gave me. Cue actual sobbing and horrible feelings. I know life isn't easy right now, but still...

This also happens to me with gin. Anyone else?

Why does this happen with spirits whereas with wine or beer you can get much drunker but nowhere near as OTT?!

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TheMobileSiteMadeMeSignup Thu 21-Jan-21 19:59:25

Yeah, its a thing. Mine is vodka. I don't get it with gin.

I don't know if it's an alcohol level or the speed they get drunk at.

Iminaglasscaseofemotion Thu 21-Jan-21 20:06:08

Yup I the opposite to TheMobileSite, gin can make me turn into a bubbling mess. Vodka I have no emotions. Unfortunately can't stomach vodka anymore.

mrstasty Thu 21-Jan-21 20:08:21

Yep, vodka and white wine. Both turn me into a dumped 17yo that listens to smashing pumpkins.

I'm 37 and have now learned these things.

mrstasty Thu 21-Jan-21 20:09:01

Iminaglasscaseofemotion

Yup I the opposite to TheMobileSite, gin can make me turn into a bubbling mess. Vodka I have no emotions. Unfortunately can't stomach vodka anymore.


So weird isn't it?! Gin doesn't seem to touch me.

purplecorkheart Thu 21-Jan-21 20:10:13

I have a couple of family members who get very aggressive after having a few sips of whiskey. Both are very quiet pleasant people but can never drink whiskey.

I

CrotchBurn Thu 21-Jan-21 20:10:56

@TheMobileSiteMadeMeSignup
Apparently it's all psychological though- I'm reading a few articles now and there doesn't seem to be any scientific research that definitely shows spirits fuck your emotions up more than beer or wine. Weird.

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Springersrock Thu 21-Jan-21 20:11:34

Gin does it to me.

I’m fine with all other spirits (I don’t like wine or beer). It’s only ever gin.

I don’t even have to be feeling a bit blue to start with so it’s not like it’s exacerbating my existing mood. I can be as happy as Larry, having fun on a night out, one G&T and bang, emotions everywhere

CrotchBurn Thu 21-Jan-21 20:12:34

Yes gin is definitely a bad one. Whisky is an absolute killer though. Shame because I really like the taste and warmth sad

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Gufo Thu 21-Jan-21 20:13:05

Gin does it to me too!

MissBaskinIfYoureNasty Thu 21-Jan-21 20:13:37

Vodka makes me feel aggressive. Can't drink it.

Springersrock Thu 21-Jan-21 20:14:31

And DH gets quite aggressive with whisky.. Never wine, beer or any other spirits. He never drinks whisky now

Notsosnug Thu 21-Jan-21 20:18:51

Alcohol is alcohol is alcohol. You know that right? It can’t affect you differently in a whisky to a beer.

warmeduppizza Thu 21-Jan-21 20:36:45

My previous boss was a coldhearted asshole, but we always knew when he’d had gin the night before because he’d break down and sob in the middle of a meeting and be back to his old stoney faced self approximately two minutes later.

idontlikealdi Thu 21-Jan-21 20:40:01

Notsosnug

Alcohol is alcohol is alcohol. You know that right? It can’t affect you differently in a whisky to a beer.


Of course it does! A 40+proof whiskey or two is a bit different to half a pint of lager.

ParkheadParadise Thu 21-Jan-21 20:44:47

Vodka turns my sister into a nutjob. Every time she starts on it everyone runs away.

OrigamiOwl Thu 21-Jan-21 21:07:17

Gin has this effect on me, turned me into an emotional wreck.

CarterBeatsTheDevil Thu 21-Jan-21 21:09:05

Port's mine. Despair and migraines if I have more than one.

JammyGem Thu 21-Jan-21 21:10:46

Yep, vodka does that to me too.

Rum has the opposite effect and always makes me cheery.

CoronaIsWatching Thu 21-Jan-21 21:11:36

Well I'm doing Dry January so I've forgotten what it's like to be drunk

Justcallmebebes Thu 21-Jan-21 21:11:54

Whisky makes me want to fight, gin has me sobbing and vodka doesn't touch me

Glendaruel Thu 21-Jan-21 21:12:53

I love whisky but know that I should never drink it if I'm feeling down as it will make me cry!

CalmDownBoris72 Thu 21-Jan-21 21:13:17

Red wine makes me down for days after drinking it, it’s never as bad with other alcohol.

FanOfTheCheese Thu 21-Jan-21 21:15:02

Bacardi makes me really angry for some reason - avoid it now
Gin does nothing

Dee1975 Thu 21-Jan-21 21:16:23

I get it with gin. Very emotional!

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