my greatest all day session was a solid 25 pints of Guinness, over 14 hours.
it was the height of mt drinking prowess, i was 30 in good shape, i had 13 years experience behind me, it just happened organically, a full day with my best friends trawling the best pubs Dublin had to offer, no hassle just great craic.
in the years after that age started to catch up with me and while i could still put it away that was the high point.
my other standout moment happened when i was 20. i was working in a pub in London, on my last night we were having a good session after hours. I'd has a right skinful probably only 7/8 pints but i was tired I'd been working all day.
as a going away present the staff bought me a ''dirty pint'' a pint glass full of different brands of whiskey ( i was a whiskey drinker at the time) they handed to me without telling me what it was assuming i would think it was just a pint of larger. the idea was i'd have a big swig and get a shock and choke on it and then they would make me drink it ( a few of them picked on me a small bit, but most were sound, it was a tough place to work and live, most of us lived in the pub).
anyway as soon as it was handed to me i figured out what was going on but i thought **** it I'm not going to lose face and be made a dick of. so as nonchalantly as i could i lifted it up and sank it down in one.
i knew i was probably in a fair amount of trouble and that i didn't have long before it hit me. so i stayed where i was for a couple of minutes talking then got up said my good nights and headed for my room. i had literally only closed the door when i passed out and simply fell face forward onto the floor.
i came to the next morning, i was a very lucky boy i didn't die that night.