Hmm ... I wonder what some of you mean by a "dram" when you say you have X number of them on a given day.
I drink my whiskey in a shot glass that holds exactly half an ounce. And I have a good 6 of those on a good night, which could come every night if, as I said before, "all is well in my life".
I try to stick to 6 because of this:
The surgeon general says that is OK for a man to have 2 drinks a day, which in the case of spirits means two 1.5 ounce shots.
So, I found this shot glass with a 1/2 ounce mark on it, and I figured, if I drink 6 of those, that equals 3 ounces, which equals the two drinks recommended by the surgeon general.
Silly, I know, to be so precisely concerned with this, but I started that a long time ago when I switched to whiskey because my doctor told me that I was on the verge of Diabetes and that "Mojitos" had too much sugar for me.
Then I started researching drinking and the blood sugar connection and I came across the above recommendation. I settled for spirits as my drink of choice because I found out that they don't contain any sugar, it all turns to alcohol, and they actually lower your blood sugar. At the time, my doctor's recommendation was: "stop drinking Mojitos, drink straight Vodka instead". I'm not into Vodka, but my need to switch led me to discover Single Malt Scotch, and I thank my doctor for that!.
My blood sugar has been under control for years now, mainly thanks to my diet and plenty of exercise, but I still stick to the 6 shots rule, mainly because after doing it for such a long time my body kind of stops wanting more after six, though occasionally, if the whiskey is good and my mood is right, I can go over that without guilt and without inebriation.