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Our Kingdom For A Dram


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Utterly disgusted by the non-dram-like 25 ml and 35 ml measurements which they have currently been forced to sell spirits [but more importantly, whisky] by officials of the National Measurement Office [a Monty Python skit in the making if there ever was one], the organizers of the upcoming Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival are having dreams of drams and have begun casting their evil eye on the NMO and are actively trying to get them to relent and allow the current whisky measurements to be renamed and sold in the old-fashioned measurement known as the dram [an eighth of an ounce or 3.7 ml]. The festival organizers would like to the 25 ml measurement to be referred to as the new dram measurement and the 35 ml measurement to be the “large dram”. The festival organizers say that Scottish whisky should have its distinct unit of measurement since other signature Scottish products such as “silly haggis and shortbread” are sold in weights other than metric. Preferably, of course, this could be done in time for their festival so festival participants can get themselves all drammed up on fine Scottish whisky.


The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is set for May 2-6, 2013 in Speyside, Scotland.

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