Syns in a bottle of gin

I had someone searching on my blog the other day for the number of syns in a bottle of gin.

I don’t know whether to be appalled or impressed at the idea of drinking a whole bottle of spirits! I just hope they’re not attempting it in one sitting!

A standard bottle of spirits in Ireland is 700ml, and a standard pub measure is ¼ Gill or 35.5ml in metric.

The syn values listed on the Slimming World website for gin vary depending on it’s alcoholic strength:

  • 37.5% gin is 3.5 syns per 35ml
  • 43% gin is 4 syns per 35ml

A standard bottle of a typical gin like Bombay Sapphire is 40% alcohol volume, but for the calculation I’ll use the higher value of 4 syns per 35ml measure.

There are 20 measures of 35ml in a 700ml bottle, and so the total for the whole bottle is 80 syns.

Happy (and responsible) drinking!

4 thoughts on “Syns in a bottle of gin

  1. Lmd February 15, 2020 / 10:38 pm

    How patronising that you would criticise someone looking at your blog for syn value of gin….it’s not your concern as to WHY the search

    • Al June 19, 2020 / 1:57 pm

      Um, I think you might have misread what was written. The fact was they asked for the syn value for a WHOLE bottle, so Richard clearly made a joke that this was quite a drinking session.

  2. Hilary harris April 8, 2021 / 10:31 pm

    Thank you for your comment. Asked about a bottle of gin as I had a quarter of bottle and wondered how many syns.

    • Richard April 9, 2021 / 8:22 am

      Hope you enjoyed it!

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