Have you ever wondered how many carbs are in a serving of whiskey? Have you ever wondered what distillers consider to be a serving of whiskey? You may soon find out:
Pressure is mounting worldwide for alcoholic beverage producers to modify labels to make the health and nutritional information more clear to consumers. From Australia (above) to America, it's a hot button issue that will impact alcoholic beverage brands worldwide this year.
A proposal to include nutritional information on the labels of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. is currently being considered by a federal agency, but alcohol producers are mixed in their support of such a measure.
USA Today notes that the Distilled Spirits Council, which is beginning to see sales rebound from recessionary lows, supports the measure to list information such as calories, carbohydrates, serving size and alcohol per serving on labels.