What measure should be used when dispensing alcohol?

What measure should be used when dispensing alcohol?

The quantity served must be determined using ‘Government stamped’ automatic measuring devices such as ‘optics’ or by using ‘thimble’ measures, which guarantees that the quantity served will be accurate.

What is a measure of alcohol UK?

Spirits used to be commonly served in 25ml measures, which are one unit of alcohol, many pubs and bars now serve 35ml or 50ml measures. Large wine glasses hold 250ml, which is one third of a bottle. It means there can be nearly three units or more in just one glass.

How many measures are in a bottle of whiskey UK?

In the UK a bottle of whisky is 700 ml, which is in theory 28 25ml official servings (not counting spillage, etc.) In the US a bottle of whisky is 750 ml (or a “fifth” of a gallon), which would be 30 such servings. Cheers!

Is Port A 50ml measure?

Fortified wines including Port, Sherry, ginger wine, and Vermouth however are traditional exceptions and should be served in a “single measure” of 50ml. It is always best to recommend smaller measures when suggesting a size to customers leaving it up to their discretion if wanting a larger measure.

What alcohol is served in 50ml?

Vermouth (e.g. Martini)50ml. Ginger Wine 50ml. Port 50ml. Sherry (all brands) 50ml.

How many shots is 700ml?

Number of 30ml shots in bottles of spirits/liquor

Bottles Of Spirits/Liquor 1 6
700ml 23 140
1000ml 33 200

How many measures are in a 50cl bottle?

How Many Shots in a Bottle?

Spirits Size 25ml
Magnum 1.5Ltr 60
Litre 1Ltr 40
70cl 70cl 28
50cl 50cl 20

How many ml is a double measure UK?

The national standard is that a single pour or shot is 1.5oz (44.3ml or 4.4cl) and a double pour is 2oz (59.14ml or 5.9cl).

How is alcohol measured in the UK?

Normal practice with regard to measuring quantities of alcohol is to use either a stamped thimble, government stamped / lined glass or other suitably endorsed measuring instrument. However some alcohol retailers may choose to use the art of free-pouring; which is permitted in relation to the dispensing of spirits.

What is the point of the Weights&Measures Act?

The point of the weights & measures act is to control measures in which alcohol and other products are sold, in order to protect consumers from rogue operators who may be tempted to short pour drinks to increase margins.

What volume of alcohol can you sell in the UK?

You can sell packaged alcohol in any volume if it’s below the minimum or above the maximum allowed for specified quantities. There are no specified quantities for packaged beer or cider.

Who enforces UK Weights and measures legislation?

Most UK weights and measures legislation is enforced by Local Authority Trading Standards (or the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland).