Although it is no longer sold in my state (damn Liquor controll board), Everclear produces 190proof clear grain alcohol that is sold in adjacent states.
While high proof liquor is dangerous because of potential over consumption, there is nothing wrong with it if the dosage is moderate.
I agree that this is not news, it is an attempt at product placement for advertizement hype in a "news" article.
I'm a safty conscious guy, but even my buddies treat my hooch with big eyes,
because I'm not comercial. This mythic hootch and its "periloius" name will not help.
My guess is that the whiskey advertised in the "news" article will be crap.
It gets 10 years on oak, with a highly refined ethanol, the only taste it will have could be aquired from licking a bucket of pencil shavings.
Hey guys!!! Watch this.... OUCH!