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Understanding Minimum Unit Pricing

Minimum Unit Pricing is the minimum price any alcoholic drink can be set depending on how much alcohol is in it (in grams)

Under minimum unit pricing, the lowest price that a gram of alcohol can be charged for is 10 cent. A standard drink has 10g of alcohol in it, therefore the lowest price it can be charged at is €1.

What is a Standard Drink?
A standard drink is a measure of alcohol which contains 10 grams of pure alcohol.

A few examples of a standard drink are half a pint of lager (4.5%), 100ml of 12.5% wine and a 35ml pub measure of 40% spirits.

Minimum Unit Pricing After Commencement

BeverageVolume (mls)ABV (%)MUP (€)
Larger (Bottle)3304.31.12
Cider (Can)5004.51.78
Stout (Can)5004.21.66
Spirits (Pub Measure)35.5401.12
Wine (Glass)17512.51.72
Stout (Pint)5684.21.88
Lager (Pint)5684.31.93
Cider (Pint)5684.52.02

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