They say that it’s the amount of alcohol and not anything else, but I disagree.
Like SurprisedJ said, sugar content can have an energizing effect.
But also I noticed when I used to drink that Rum would never get me really loaded, whether it was 80 proof or 151. Whiskey made me downright insane, that’s why I quit that long before I quit drinking. Also when i was younger and my friends drank it there were a few who always got in fights on whiskey but could drink the same amount or even more of other liquors and be mellow and cool and have a good time… led me to believe whiskey was the evil demon drink.
I also noticed when I mixed something like Vodka with soda or juices high in sugar it made me hyper drunk, but strait or with low sugar mixes not so bad.
I even drank 190 proof Everclear a few times and never had a problem with it.
So I definitely believe different types of drinks and what you mix them with will make a difference in how it affects you