How many calories is 2 oz of Bourbon?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

The amount of calories in 2 fluid ounces of Bourbon is approximately 140 calories. It’s important to note that Bourbon is a type of whiskey, and like other distilled spirits, it does not contain any fat or protein. Instead, the calories in Bourbon come from its carbohydrate content.

Carbohydrates are a macronutrient that provides energy to the body. In the case of Bourbon, the carbohydrates are in the form of alcohol. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, which is more than twice the amount of calories found in carbohydrates or protein (both contain 4 calories per gram).

When you consume 2 ounces (or 59 milliliters) of Bourbon, you are consuming a significant amount of alcohol. This is equivalent to about one standard shot or drink. It’s worth mentioning that the alcohol content in Bourbon can vary, but it typically ranges from 40% to 50% alcohol by volume (ABV).

To calculate the calorie content of 2 ounces of Bourbon, you can use the following formula:

Calories = (Alcohol content in grams) x (Calories per gram of alcohol)

Since Bourbon is about 40% ABV, we can assume that 2 ounces (59 ml) of Bourbon contains approximately 23.6 grams of alcohol (59 ml x 0.4). Multiplying this by the calories per gram of alcohol (7 calories), we get:

Calories = 23.6 grams x 7 calories/gram = 165.2 calories

So, based on this calculation, 2 ounces of Bourbon would contain approximately 165 calories. However, it’s important to note that this is an estimate and the actual calorie content may vary depending on the specific brand and proof of the Bourbon.

In terms of personal experiences, I have enjoyed Bourbon on occasion and have found it to be a flavorful and complex spirit. However, I also recognize the importance of consuming alcohol in moderation and being mindful of its calorie content. It’s always a good idea to be aware of the nutritional information of the beverages we consume and make informed choices based on our individual health goals.