I’m there right now (Appalachia :) )… when I was a kid and had a cold, Mamma would mix a shot of bourbon with honey and would either give me that, or mix both into tea and give me that… either way, I got knocked out and slept well…

Wouldn’t recommend Everclear, unless you are going to cut it with something before you trade it. It’s almost 100% alcohol and I knew a fellow who suffered alcohol poisoning after drinking it… damn near died. Plus, it tastes nasty. I would use it for tractor fuel or for degreasing parts, but it ain’t sippin whiskey…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1