Johnnie Walker Black saved the day for 65-year-old Duthie, a tutor at New Playmoth's Western Institute of Technology in New Zealand, who went blind recently after drinking too much vodka. Doctors prescribed him a glass of whiskey and his sight was restored.
The tutor drank a few glasses of vodka from the bottle and he suffered a bad diabetic reaction to the vodka. He lost his sight.
"I thought it had got dark and I'd missed out on a bit of time but it was only about half-past-three in the afternoon. I was fumbling around the bedroom for the light switch but ... I'd just gone completely blind. I don't remember much after I arrived in hospital. I know the doctor told my wife to say goodbye because they didn't think I'd be coming out again."
When the doctors examined Duthie , they got the smell of "nail polish remover" from his body. The doctors diagnosed it as a case of formaldehyde poisoning, which can happen if somebody takes in methanol. They decided to treat it with ethanol which is present in alcoholic beverages like whiskey.
The doctor's administered the Johnnie Walker Black Label through a tube into his stomach. When he woke up five days later he could see.
Duthie said: "I woke up five days later and I could see as soon as I could open my eyes. I thought it was pretty bloody good - I'm alive. The hospital was absolutely awesome. Couldn't have been better."