Open dataset containing units of alcohol in branded drinks in a variety of standard servings.
The UK standard measure of alcohol content is a unit - 10ml of pure alcohol. Official advice regarding safe levels of consumption is based around units. So it is important that the public know how many units are in the drinks they consume.
The dataset is released as open data, which means it can be freely integrated into websites and apps, as well as incorporated into bigger and better datasets.
Open Units by GetTheData Publishing Limited is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
You can use the data for any purpose - including commercial - but you must include an attribution to Open Units, and display a link back to this page.
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Open Units was compiled by GetTheData Publishing Limited based on information made public by drinks manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Please email us with any corrections or additions!
|Product||St Austell Proper Job||The name the product is known by. Typically includes the brand.|
|Brand||St Austell||The brand under which the product is marketed. One brand may contain multiple products.|
|Category||Beer||Category of alcoholic drink.|
|Style||IPA||Style of drink within the category.|
|Quantity||1||Quantity of Quantity Units in this serving.|
|Quantity Units||pint||A measure of liquid volume to which Quantity relates. Not to be confused with Units of Alcohol!|
|Volume||568ml||Volume of liquid in ml.|
|Package||draught||The packaging of this serving, e.g. bottle, can, draught.|
|ABV||4.5%||Percentage of alcohol by volume.|
|Units of Alcohol||2.6||Units of alcohol rounded to one decimal place.|
|Units (4 Decimal Places)||2.5560||Units of alcohol rounded to four decimal places.|
|Units per 100ml||0.45||Units of alcohol in each 100ml of liquid.|
The example below structures the data in such a way that it can easily be understood by voice search.
So a user may ask their speech-enabled device:
How many units in a pint of Sierra Nevada?
The data structure allows the device to easily retrieve and understand the answer, without confusing a pint of Sierra Nevada with a bottle (which contains less liquid but at a higher ABV).
If you click into the product page, there is also a simple diagram displaying the number of servings which can be consumed within the Chief Medical Officers' 14 unit weekly guidelines.