TCP also known as trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl, was a common sight around the house, especially my grandmother's, when I was growing up. Any sign of a cough and we would have some of it as mouth wash. Today it is not at all common. However, the taste is addictive and lives on in Laphroaig whisky. The story is that during prohibition in the United States, whisky was imported as medicine. It had to taste like medicine, so Laphroaig made their whisky taste like TCP. I enjoy Laphroaig!
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