Most of you will find this a stretch, but let me explain: Scotch or bourbon, drunk in moderate to low doses, I find to be productive in a specific sense. Obviously it is a psychotropic drug, as it modifies the perception of impressions coming into one's consciousness: one feels different; no one can argue with that. What would make this into a nootropic, though, would be complying with an "intelligence" indicator or an otherwise positive mental capacity. In effect, I consider whisky to enable my mind to explore thoughts that otherwise I wouldn't. Whether these thoughts are useful, constructive or not, is a matter of debate and definitions, but I certainly consider them valuable just in terms of their variability or the fact that they are out of the ordinary.
Many times I read here the question regarding nootropics that would enhance creativity. I consider this substance as an agent that would allow me to vary somewhat from the "thunken path"
I consider this of considerable value. A bit like art: it would allow you to have impressions that otherwise you wouldn't.
But my question is: what is the pharmacokinetics of whisky? is it different than other types of alcohol? (i can certainly find a difference between, say, vodka, tequila and scotch) is it clear to the nootropic/life-extension community what alcohol in moderate doses does specifically to one's brain and ability to process conscious thinking or modify it's typical quality?
It should be obvious to you now that I'm not a scientist. i'm rather, very interested in phenomenology, or the understanding and formulation of what happens in one's conscious thought process. I see metabolic pathways and neural paths as useful tool towards a taxonomy of "impressions" or units of thought/emotion.
I apologize if this is not too clear. I must admit that I am currently under the influence of of the substance in question. :P