"I just had eighteen straight scotches.
I think that's the record."Dylan Thomas, on November 9th, 1953
I think that's close to a lethal dose, although of course the time is critical, as is the volume of "a scotch". 18 singles in 18 days or 18 doubles in 18 minutes? I doubt if Mr Thomas ever had singles. Whatever... a silly way to abuse a potent poison that can be rewarding in small doses. Cheers.
Sometimes I wonder what people like Dylan Thomas, Flann O'Brien, Brendan Behan could have achieved with less alcohol.