Scots drink 46 bottles of vodka

#1
Get it up ye.

Average weekly sales for Scottish drinkers were 26.5 units per person over the age of 18, equivalent to about 11 pints of beer or three bottles of wine.

In England and Wales, the figure was 21.8, slightly higher than the recommended weekly maximum for a man.
Here's tae us, wha's like us, etc... Better finish that 4.7 units, youse English. It's your shout.
 
#9
I saw this this morning and in a rare serious moment in the NAAFI, I was genuinely shocked at the amount. Almost a bottle of vodka a week on average?


OK, serious mode off now.

I can see at as an even bigger reason to get shut of the Oatmeal Ethnics. The burden on the NHS is bankrupting us.
 
#10
the_guru said:
I saw this this morning and in a rare serious moment in the NAAFI, I was genuinely shocked at the amount. Almost a bottle of vodka a week on average?


OK, serious mode off now.

I can see at as an even bigger reason to get shut of the Oatmeal Ethnics. The burden on the NHS is bankrupting us.
With neighbours like you, is it any wonder we turn to drink?! 8O :D
 
#14
It's just a load of SNP pish to help them bring in average alcohol pricing. If you have an alcohol related visit to the doctors or hospital, then you should be charged for it accordingly. The majority of us who enjoy a few drinks, should not be penalised for the spackers who cannae handle their bevvy.

did I mention that the SNP are c*nts :roll:
 
#16
When I were a young lad... I once drank two bottles 'o Bacardi one night at a Corporals Mess function.... when I took ma clothes off, no boogar noticed as there was 3 chaps sat neked on bar stools drinking and chatting away with the Girlfriends, Wves and Wimin.... nary an eyelid was batted.... of course I just collapsed and went to sleep in a vacant arm chair....... :p

Now that I live in an Old People's Home... Matron won't allow me to do this.... not any more.... not even to lean sideways to break wind...... :roll: :oops:
 
#17
My local ASDA are selling 70Cl bottles of whisky for £3.30 each,granted they're only 15% proof but if it taste's like whisky....
Not tried it yet but will do Monday night.
(purely in the name of research you understand...)
 
#18
spike7451 said:
My local ASDA are selling 70Cl bottles of whisky for £3.30 each,granted they're only 15% proof but if it taste's like whisky....
Not tried it yet but will do Monday night.
(purely in the name of research you understand...)
I didn't know you could buy spirits as weak as 15% ABV. 8O
The branded stuff (e.g. Bells, Teachers, Grouse, etc.) tends to be 40% ABV and I thought the weakest, cheapest "own brand" (e.g. ASDA Smart Price) was 34 - 35% ABV.

(15% ABV usually refers to a substantial wine or a cheap vermouth.)

Incidentally, "proof" is completely different:

Originating in during the 18th century, when payments to sailors included rations of brandy. To ensure that the brandy being used as payment has not been watered down or was of good quality, it was proved by dousing gunpowder in the rationed brandy, and testing to see if it would ignite. If it didn't ignite, the solution had too much water in it and the proof was considered low or "underproof".

A "proven" solution was defined as 100 degrees proof (100°). This has since been found to occur at 57.15% ethanol. This is still used as the British definition, although only the ABV system is used on bottles and sales. A simpler ratio to remember is 7:4, i.e. 70° proof is approximately 40% alcohol by volume. Thus pure alcohol is approximately 175 degrees proof (175°).
 
#19
the_guru said:
I saw this this morning and in a rare serious moment in the NAAFI, I was genuinely shocked at the amount. Almost a bottle of vodka a week on average?


OK, serious mode off now.

I can see at as an even bigger reason to get shut of the Oatmeal Ethnics. The burden on the NHS is bankrupting us.
Yawn :D Racist git
 
#20
They must be easing down. When I was working in Aberdeenshire '76 to '82 the local fav spirit was voddie, but with coke or Irn Bru, mainly because the coke covered the taste of the spirit and they could get pissed faster and vodka was cheaper. Not too many were drinking the old'water of life,' but downing a bottle of vodka per day was no big deal, plus a few Tennents of course. :D
 

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