​Is it OK to drink gin every day?

There is a simple answer to the question - is it OK to drink gin every day?
No, it’s not recommended to drink alcohol every day!

And to the related question - Is gin a healthy drink? - here are some facts and figures to make sure your intake of gin isn't unhealthy!

WHO and NHS guidelines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and NHS recommend that all drinkers have at least one day ‘dry’ day each week.

The daily maximum recommended allowances are as follows:

Female: 2 units per day; 14 per week.

Male: 3 units per day; 14 per week.

And no-one should have more than four units at one sitting.

A unit is a single small spirit measure or half a pint of non-premium lager or beer. A small glass of wine is 1.5 units.

'Don't drink more - drink better'

As the manufacturer of strong spirits, we take our responsibility very seriously.

Our advice is ‘Don’t drink more - drink better.’

So when you do drink, make sure you’re drinking quality rather than quantity. 

Which is where gold medal-winning York Gin and other premium quality gins come in.

Take a look at our range of premium gins - we have classics London DryOld Tom and Navy Strength gins as well as a Flavoured Gins Collection including Rhubarb, Roman Fruit and Chocolate Orange. All have won major awards - and all can be thoroughly enjoyed neat or with a tonic or other mixer. 

Take time to taste

Try to savour every mouthful. Follow our Four steps to drinking gin like a professional

This will help you to really get the most from your gin by focusing your mind on the flavours, the mouthfeel and the aftertaste of your drink.

If you’re out in a bar or a pub, intersperse your alcoholic drinks with a soft drink or water.

And remember to give yourself some time off the booze completely. 

Is gin a healthy drink? Well, it can be enjoyed safely in moderation. But that means being sensible and not overdoing things.

Useful external links

NHS Alcohol Units page

WHO Alcohol site

More gin-fo to help you get the most from your gin 

Gin garnish guide

How to choose the best gin for you

How to make a perfect G&T

What is gin and what are the different types of gin

A short history of gin and the G&T

Best rhubarb gin

Gin miniatures

Which glass should I use for my G&T

2nd Feb 2023 York Gin

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