[LMB] FW: Re: OT: Literacy Levels, was 25 Greatest SciFi ever written

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Thu Sep 3 15:55:45 BST 2015



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> On Sep 3, 2015, at 05:44, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Most Scotch is under 100 proof, so that's not conclusive.
> 
> It's typically 40% ABV = 70 proof (UK)/80 proof (US).  Some lesser
> brands are 37.5% ABV, for tax reasons (and if you're going to adulterate
> it with e.g. ginger ale, or put (shudder) ice in it[1], it's not that
> important).

As I remember from the days when I drank (a LONG time ago) most whisky and whiskey in the United States is 86 proof - 43% ABV.

Harvey


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