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How big a dram do you pour?

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How big a dram do you pour?

Postby jmrl » Sat May 23, 2009 10:07 pm

When at home pouring for yourself how many milli-litres do you typically pour? Of course the dram and moment will make a difference. If you don't do metric then a typical bottle in the UK holds 28 drams for most Scottish pub measures. In the US the bottle size gives 30 drams. So on average do you get more than this (I doubt it) or how much less? Do your dram sizes differ significantly? Are you too frightened to work it out?

Only curious. Definetly not worried about my own consumption. Honest.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby lohssanami » Sat May 23, 2009 10:28 pm

I usually pour about 50ml unless it is a bottle I won't be replacing easily, then it is about 25ml.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby Jhelder » Sat May 23, 2009 10:40 pm

For me its random...It depends on the bottle (price and availability), the time I have to sit and enjoy the whisky...the companionship I'm with, and perhaps the mood I'm in...so I drink from 5cl drams to a whole bottle of 21 years old Glenfarglas with a good friend (whom became father that day).

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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat May 23, 2009 11:14 pm

I usually pour small glasses if I plan on having multiple malts in an evening, though if it is just one or two for a night I will pour a larger dram.

Here is another thread on this. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9082&p=166128&hilit=pour#p166128
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 24, 2009 3:42 am

Jhelder wrote:...so I drink from 5cl drams to a whole bottle of 21 years old Glenfarglas...

That's a reeeeeally big dram.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby Wave » Mon May 25, 2009 3:03 am

Usually about 2 fingers of a glencairn glass whatever amount that is. :wink:


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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby AdamMY » Mon May 25, 2009 5:27 am

Normally alot smaller then the one I have right now.... but what was left in the bottle looked so lonely, that I felt it needed to get added to the glass.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby hook55 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:55 am

most bottles i have say you will get 28 standard drinks from the bottle? I don't know what they think a standard drink is? but i only got 15 drinks from it! :shock:
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:39 am

Clearly your standards are much higher Dave. In the glass at least.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby cathach » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:18 pm

28 standard drinks from a 700ml bottle??? Poppycock and rot! Ten glasses is what I pour from a bottle.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby TheTross » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:37 pm

I've become quite adept at pouring a 25ml measure, so it's usually that. I try not to pour anything much larger if I can help it, exceptions being if there's only a tiny amount left in a bottle - then it all goes in - or if I just want a larger measure, which seems to happen from time to time...
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:58 pm

Whatever the measure is when the spirit hits "The Ultimate Islay Malt" Line on the glass......
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby borgom » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:50 pm

I'll pour a big slug on the odd day when I just feel like one dram but mostly I pour small so I can enjoy many different whiskies in one night without the after effects.
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Re: How big a dram do you pour?

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:37 pm

I'm so inconsistent. Anywhere from 10 to 70 ml, depending upon the moment and the whisky.
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