Why is whiskey called dram?

Some say that the term dram comes from the Ancient Greek unit of measure, the drachma. Other say that is comes from the Scottish Gaelic word tragham, meaning “to grasp.”

Is a dram of whiskey the same as a shot?

The dram is a unit of measure of volume in the apothecaries’ system of weights, and is equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce, or to 60 minims. In the United States, the fluid dram is defined as 1⁄8 of a fluid ounce, is equal to 3.696712875 millilitres. A unit of weight in the avoirdupois system, is equal to ​1⁄256 pound, or 437.5 grains.

Is a dram a single or double?

A dram is a single.

How much is a dram in ml?

A dram is a unit of measure that is equal to 1/8 of an ounce, or 3.69ml.

What is a serving of whiskey called?

A serving of whiskey is called a shot.

What is 5ml in dram?

There are three teaspoons in one tablespoon and 2.5 ml in one teaspoon, so 5 ml would be half a teaspoon or 1.5 drams.

How many drops is a dram?

A dram is a unit of volume and there are various measures. One measure is 1/8 fluid ounce or 3.7 milliliters. Another is 1/16 of a fluid ounce or 1.847 mL. There are also drop measures. 20 drops is equal to 1 milliliter, so a dram would be 20 drops or more.

What is the metric equivalent of 1 dram?

1 dram is the metric equivalent of 3.888 milliliters.

Is a dram equal to a shot?

But in general, yes, a dram is equal to a shot.

What’s a wee dram?

A small amount of whisky.

What do you mean by dram?

A dram is a unit of weight in the avoirdupois system, and is equal to 1/16 ounce or 27.34 grains.

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