Fuck, I'm allergic to whiskey

Bye, bye, scotches, single malts and bourbons

Finally, I have discovered the thing that is causing me allergic reactions. Guess what, it is whiskey!

I never really liked whiskey. Sometimes I would take a glass or two in the late afternoon. I preferred tequila over whiskey. Shot of tequila and beer makes me laughing, I am funny and relaxed. Recently, maybe 6 months ago I started to drink whiskey more than before.

It all started in Punta Cana vacation. I was with my girlfriend and we were drinking Johnny Walker Black Label especially when we get from the beach on our way to room. After 3 or 4 days I had an inflammation and felt cold, I was shivering. After that running nose appear on daily basis and redness and rushes on my forehead increased. 

The same happened in Rome, we were drinking the same whiskey and I had running nose again. Since I returned from Rome, here at my home, I was drinking double whiskey almost daily. Since that Rome trip, which was at the beginning of Ma,y I had constant running nose. It is then I started to see it is not cold but allergy.

Back to a shot of tequila a glass of beer combination 😎

On Friday I bought Scottish whiskey Writer's Tears, it is good , so drinkable and I had couple of glasses with my painters. Last night a had tow double glasses and this morning I have running nose and nasal congestion.

So that's it... it is whiskey... maybe barleys, rye, wheat or corn... something inside is not for me. Reading the net I have concluded that I have develop some kind of alcohol intolerance.

I have found on the net that alcohol intolerance can cause reactions after drinking. The most common sign and symptom is stuffy nose.

Alcohol intolerance is caused by a genetic condition in which the body can't break down alcohol efficiently. The only way to prevent these uncomfortable reactions is to avoid alcohol. Ouch.

Although not a true allergy, in some cases, what seems to be alcohol intolerance might be your reaction to something in an alcoholic beverage - such as chemicals, grains or preservatives. Combining alcohol with certain medications also can cause reactions.

Signs and symptoms of alcohol intolerance — or of a reaction to ingredients in an alcoholic beverage -  can include: facial redness (flushing),  red, itchy skin bumps (hives) - I have all the time, runny or stuffy nose - here we go!

Getting into shape for Cuba vacation in August

So, no more whiskey of any kind for me. I will stop drinking it completely. I am going to make a week without any alcohol, not even beer to see if running nose finish. After that slowly I will start testing what can I drink and what I cannot.