Could someone explain what those are in relation to a typical American jigger of about 1 1/2 ounces?
Also, I thought a dram was a quite small amount, like no more than a finger in a shot glass.
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But I think most people just think of it as a portion of whisky. Personally, my portions are small, about 1/2 of an inch at the bottom of my snifter. Which is probably about 1/2 a shot glass or so. That can last me a good half hour or so, taking small sips, trying to read and understand the whisky of the evening.
"Units of alcohol" are standardized units used for public health education purposes. One of the UK residents can tell you exactly what it comprises--so many ounces or millilitres of beer, wine, or liquor, at a presumed standard strength..
nicholtl wrote:8-10oz isn't quite 1/3 of a bottle, is it? Perhaps I'm overestimating then... 2 drams for me usually takes out about 1/5 to 1/6 of the bottle.
1oz is 29.6ml, which means that a 750ml bottle has 25.3oz in it. That would make 8-10oz, 1/3 to nearly a half a bottle. I think you mean 4-5oz (about 1/5 a bottle), which is still a substantial amount. Your monthly whisky bill must be quite expensive. If I went through a bottle every five or six nights, I'd be quite depressed at my financial wellbeing. Maybe you can afford it, but I think you should probably look into bourbon or vodka for a cheaper drink if you go through it that quickly.
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