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When I say dram I really mean...

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When I say I'm having a dram I really mean a

dram (1/8 oz), really!
10
15%
pony (1 oz, 8 drams)
18
26%
jigger (1.5 oz, 12 drams)
30
44%
snit (3 oz, 24 drams)
5
7%
split (6 oz, 48 drams)
2
3%
pint (16 oz, 128 drams)
3
4%
 
Total votes : 68

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:44 pm

Fingers work in tumblers, I suppose. Not many here use that style of glass. If I did, I doubt I would ever exceed one finger at a time. (So if I show up at your door, feel free to give me the finger....)
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Postby BubbaC » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:48 pm

I guess jigger would be about right for me. I couldn't use the finger measurement, I have "dainty" fingers. It would take me hours to get a proper drink... giving the finger on the other hand.
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Postby killerwhale » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:17 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Fingers work in tumblers, I suppose. Not many here use that style of glass. If I did, I doubt I would ever exceed one finger at a time. (So if I show up at your door, feel free to give me the finger....)

yay I get to give the finger to Mr.T.... :lol:
Seriously though, I have found I take what I need/want at the moment with each whisky..... I'm not stuck on any exact measurement so I suppose if you come to my place you'll get a very decent dram and if you finish it, you'll get another..... :angel: :lol: :angel:
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Postby LeoDLion » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:59 pm

I always pour "two fingers" and call it a dram. The other day, I took an empty bottle, filled it with water and pour a dram. It took 10 drams. Therefore, my dram is about 75 ml.
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Postby IainB » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:13 pm

LeoDLion wrote:I always pour "two fingers" and call it a dram. The other day, I took an empty bottle, filled it with water and pour a dram. It took 10 drams. Therefore, my dram is about 75 ml.


The trick when using fingers to measure your drink is to gt a really wide glass, or have an orangutan as your barman.

My usual measure is 35.5ml, standard mesure in Ireland. I tend to call it a "wee one". If i go for a double I call it a "wee double".
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:59 am

I usually have two ounces and usually 3 such drinks in the evening on the weekend.
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:57 am

I don't know why, but I alwas thought a 'dram' in Scotland was around 35cl (3.5cl), whereas a 'measure' or 'shot' in England was the same as here in Germany; 2cl.

For me, a dram is whatever amount I have in a glass at one time and as such, no exact measure.
Having said this, when I pour at home, I usually pour somewhere around 1-2cl.
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby lohssanami » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:15 am

I usually pour about a jigger if I'm tasting the more essential whiskies in my cabinet, but if it is something inexpensive then it may be a snit.
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby cathach » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:37 pm

In Ireland we have a 'glass' or a 'ball of malt'. Traditionally this is 70ml even though 35ml is now the official measure in pubs.

P.S. This is why most Irish whiskies also come in a 71ml miniature a.k.a. 'baby'

P.P.S. What is a U.S. fluid ounce in ml?
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:01 am

I know Scottish measures were always larger than English, hence my previous post.

Anyway, I serve 'measures' of 2 or 4cl in my bar.
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:22 am

I think that a dram is whatever you have in your glass. For me that is either 25ml or 50ml depending on whether I am having just a couple of drams of tasting a few.
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Re: When I say dram I really mean...

Postby MacAttack80 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:31 am

I guess I try to pour a "jigger" amount into the glass. One thing is for certain....as the night goes on....the refills get larger.
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