Enjoying Your Evening Responsibly - Hints & Tips

31 May 2012

Be unit wise

Know what a unit of alcohol is and how many are in your drink. This will help you monitor how much alcohol you are drinking.

In the UK over 80% of labels on Scotch Whisky carry unit information by use of a standardised unit icon that ties in with the UK's sensible drinking message (up to 2-3 units a day for women, 3-4 units a day for men).

(Note: A UK unit is 8g or 10ml of pure alcohol irrespective of the type of alcoholic beverage. A standard 25ml serving of Scotch Whisky contains one UK unit of alcohol.)


Choose either water or a soft drink between alcoholic drinks.

Have a bite to eat

Eating slows down alcohol absorption.

Avoid top-ups

This helps you to keep track of your intake.

Get home safely

Think about how you are getting home before you leave - grab a taxi or designate a driver