irishwhiskeychaser wrote:A gill equated to 142ml. But it made more sense in imperial measure times. There were 4 measures in a Gill, 4 gills in a pint. 2 pints in a Quart. and 4 quarts in a gallon. It was all very easy to work out in those days.
Easier to imagine i'm sure, but easier to work with? I doubt it.
The imperial system is flawed IMO, the liquid volume system is OK i guess, but the length system is really weird, 1,760 yards in a mile, 3 feet in a yard, 12 inches in a foot. Not to mention rods, chains and furlongs. The metric system is far superior in this, 1000 metres to the kilometre, and 100 cm to the metre. the name implies the amount also, kilo=1000 cent=100 deci=10 and so on.
I've never understood the imperial system.
Anyway, here in holland they use standard sizes for drinks, they pour using a special bottle attachment with some sort of valve system that pours out standard amounts.