What is 40 ABV

In a recent post I mentioned the number of drinks it takes to become intoxicated varies depending on many factors. One of the factors is the type of alcohol and the alcohol by volume in the drink. Below you will find some of the statistics when it comes to ABV and the proof of a whiskey, vodka, gin or rum drink.

Whiskey

Jameson ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Jack Daniels ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Jim Beam ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Crown Royale ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Maker’s Mark ABV: 45%, 90 Proof
Johnnie Walker ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Wild Turkey (101) ABV: 40.5%, 81 Proof
Evan Williams ABV: 43%, 86 Proof
Fireball Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey ABV: 33%, 66 Proof
Southern Comfort ABV: 35%, 70 Proof

Vodka

Grey Goose ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Belvedere ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Ciroc ABV: ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Stolichnaya (Stoli) ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Absolut ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Skyy ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Svedka ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Smirnoff ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Pinnacle ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Burnetts ABV: 40%, 80 Proof

Gin

Bombay ABV: 47%, 94 Proof
Hendricks ABV: 44%, 80 Proof
Seagrams ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Gordon’s ABV: 37.5%, 75 Proof
Tanqueray London ABV: 47.3%, 94.6 Proof
New Amsterdam ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Beefeater ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Plymouth ABV: 41.2%, 82.4 Proof
Genevieve ABV: 47.3%, 94.6 Proof
Fleischmann’s Extra Dry ABV: 40%, 80 Proof

Rum

Captain Morgan ABV: 35%, 70 Proof
Malibu ABV: 21%, 42 Proof
Appleton Estates Extra ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Cacique Antiguo Extra-Aged ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Brugal Añejo ABV: 43%, 86 Proof
McDowell’s No. 1 Celebration ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Bacardi Superior ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Contessa ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Havana Club Añejo 7 Year Old ABV: 40%, 80 Proof
Montilla Premium ABV: 40%, 80 Proof

The higher the alcohol by volume, and subsequently the proof, the fewer drinks it takes to get “drunk”. Remember, there are other factors that determine how many adult beverages it takes to become intoxicated. If you are on medication or you have a lower tolerance for alcohol the number of drinks to get drunk will be lower than the average person. If you have any questions as it related to alcohol by volume or how the proof of an alcoholic beverage is determined please use this resource.