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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Well, tried the whisky tipped into my beer glass tonight, and it certainly made a difference. Not only does the whisky boost the alcohol content of the beer (from a mundane 7.5% to, by my reckoning, around 9.8%), but the additional flavour helps to mask that made-in-a-factory aroma that the Gold Label brings. Quite a success!
    Wasn't the old slogan 'Strong as a double scotch'?, though as an innumerate non- barley wine and spirit drinker I'm probably not qualified to comment.
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    You're on a slippery slope there Will...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Wasn't the old slogan 'Strong as a double scotch'?, though as an innumerate non- barley wine and spirit drinker I'm probably not qualified to comment.
    I don't think I was aware of that one. But let's work with it: a 33cl can of Gold Label 7.5% is 2.48 units of alcohol. If your standard measure for a whisky is 25ml, a 40% double Scotch is 2.00 units. (But a nip of Gold Label back in the day might have been only 275ml, say - at 7.5% that's pretty close to the double whisky.)

    I don't know about other measures - is there a 35ml spirit measure? I asked about this when I was in Dumfries last autumn and saw that they had a spirit measure for sale in the whisky shop. They said surely 25ml is enough; more would be the slippery slope? (I think they must have been aquainted with Trainman.) I said I'd prefer 35ml, because if I fancy a larger drink, it'll turn out to be 50ml (if I've only got a 25ml measure).

    But I think I read somewhere that Gold Label was 10.6% back in the day and my attempt to recreate this was only 9.8% - a 35ml measure of whisky would have got me there, I reckon. Either that or a stronger whisky. Decisions, decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I don't think I was aware of that one. But let's work with it: a 33cl can of Gold Label 7.5% is 2.48 units of alcohol. If your standard measure for a whisky is 25ml, a 40% double Scotch is 2.00 units. (But a nip of Gold Label back in the day might have been only 275ml, say - at 7.5% that's pretty close to the double whisky.)

    I don't know about other measures - is there a 35ml spirit measure? I asked about this when I was in Dumfries last autumn and saw that they had a spirit measure for sale in the whisky shop. They said surely 25ml is enough; more would be the slippery slope? (I think they must have been aquainted with Trainman.) I said I'd prefer 35ml, because if I fancy a larger drink, it'll turn out to be 50ml (if I've only got a 25ml measure).

    But I think I read somewhere that Gold Label was 10.6% back in the day and my attempt to recreate this was only 9.8% - a 35ml measure of whisky would have got me there, I reckon. Either that or a stronger whisky. Decisions, decisions.
    I remember the strong as a double whisky adverts, they were in print media usually on the back of Private Eye or in "gentlemen's art pamphlets" IIRC, that was of course in more robust days before the emasculated children and Neo-Pros took over with their 14 units guff.

    Under the Weights and Measures Act 1963 the standard spirit measures used to be 1/6 of a gill (24ml) mostly in England & Wales and 1/5 of a gill (28.5ml) mostly in Scotland and NI, although a quarter gill was also allowed; metrication rounded the measures up to 25ml and 35ml in the 1985 Act.

    They sound like a load of pussies in Dumfries, what would Burns think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Under the Weights and Measures Act 1963 the standard spirit measures used to be 1/6 of a gill (24ml) mostly in England & Wales and 1/5 of a gill (28.5ml) mostly in Scotland and NI, although a quarter gill was also allowed; metrication rounded the measures up to 25ml and 35ml in the 1985 Act.

    They sound like a load of pussies in Dumfries, what would Burns think?
    I know! A shop full of whisky and they're worried about the state of my liver? Does not compute.

    This was just down the road from Burns Howff, which I'd been hoping to visit when I was there last September, but according to a notice on the door they were planning on opening in November. (Think again, lads.) I consoled myself with a whisky or two.
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