« Previous | Main | Next »

August 28, 2019

THAT'S ALL?

Ireland consumes 80% more alcohol than the global average

(Thanks to Allen at Division)

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

This can't be right. Eleven liters annually? I would have thought that was a good weekend's worth.

The Irish side of my family says, sláinte!

The headline writer was sacked. It should have read: "Ireland consumes 80% of the global alcohol production."

@Rod - 11 litres of pure alcohol, so let's say about 25 litres of whiskey (40 %), so maybe 35 bottles ("fifth of whiskey" size). That's per person, including children. So roughly 70 bottles of whiskey per year per drinker. More than one a week. Not bad.

I prefer the sidebar story.

St. Patrick's Day obviously skews the figures.

Heck, I'm Irish and didn't even know it. "Hic."

I think they meant to say that's their blood alcohol content.

I heard a story about this once...

An Irishman walks out of a bar.

80% above world average, they claim? There's me people, masters of understatement.

Now... Let's hear the statistics about potatoes.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

-
 
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise