It’s long been conventional knowledge that different kinds of alcohol make you feel different ways. Along with the fun benefits of drinking, we all know there are downsides, too.
The effects of alcohol are different for different people. But for the most part, every drink has a stereotypical reaction associated with it. According to a study, if gin is your drink of choice, then you can get pretty aggressive.
The study found nearly a third of spirit drinkers report feeling angry and aggressive when they have a little too much – 20% higher than those who drink beer or wine.
Co-author of the study, Professor Mark Bellis revealed to Vice:
“For centuries, the history of rum, gin, vodka, and other spirits has been laced with violence.
This global study suggests even today consuming spirits is more likely to result in feelings of aggression than other drinks.”
Researchers also found males were more likely to be aggressive when they drink compared to females.
Beer and white wine drinkers would make you feel more relaxed and confident while red wine supposedly makes you more tired.
Spirits were found to have a more emotional response – 58.36% felt energized, 59.08% felt confident, 42.42% felt sexy, 29.83% felt aggressive, 47.82% felt ill, 27.81% felt restless, and 22.24 felt tearful.
So if you’re a gin drinker, take it easy.
Going back all the way to the 18th century, gin has been associated with poverty, madness, depression, and death. Obviously, nowadays it’s a slightly more classy and popular drink, but it just goes to show why gin has such connotations attached to it.
Alcohol can make us happy, but it can also make us feel a range of emotions we’d rather not have: sadness, guilt, regret, sleepiness, etc.
So when advertisements said that you should drink moderately and responsibly, they were not kidding, the catchy line was definitely for your own good.