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Find out more about units

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What is a unit?

A unit equals 10ml of pure alcohol which is around the amount of alcohol the average adult body can process in an hour.

All alcoholic dinks contain units.  The number of units in a drink can vary depending on the size of the drink and the alcohol content (%ABV)

Some bottles will show the amount of units contained in a glass or the bottle on the label…

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It’s worth remembering that the strength of the drink (%VOL) AND the size of the bottle or glass will have an impact on the number of units …

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>> Click here to a short film about units…