If you are like me, you never really considered the calorie count of a shot of whiskey while sitting at the bar. Just keep ’em coming is the motto. But did you know that whiskey is actually pretty heavy when it comes to the calorie count?
The average 1.5oz shot of whiskey is around 105 calories for 86 proof.
Now that’s quite a bit if you are watching the waistline during the day with a diet but you could be killing it if you end the day with just a few shots.
One positive is that whisky is low in carbs.
|Brand||Calories (per 1.5oz shot)||ABV|
|Jack Daniels||98 calories||40%|
|Crown Royal Special Reserve||96 calories||40%|
|Johnnie Walker (Black Label)||98 calories||40%|
|Wild Turkey||98 calories||40%|
|Glenfiddich Scotch||98 calories||40%|
|Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon||100 calories||40%|
|Jameson Irish Whiskey||104 calories||40%|
|Chivas Regal Premium Scotch||104 calories||40%|
|Fireball Whiskey||108 calories||33%|
|Johnnie Walker (Red Label)||105 calories||43%|
|Bulleit Rye||109 calories||45%|
|Maker’s Mark||110 calories||45.5%|
|Woodford Reserve||110 calories||45%|
|Teeling Irish Whiskey||110 calories||46%|
|Knob Creek Bourbon||120 calories||50%|
|Wild Turkey 101||125 calories||50.5%|
|Elijah Craig Barrel Proof||170 calories||57%|
Can you gain weight by drinking whiskey?
Too much of anything is bad including whiskey. In addition to ~110 calories in a shot, when you consume any type of alcohol your metabolism is kicked into gear to eliminate the alcohol from your body before it starts to break down anything you have eaten recently. So if you drink whiskey with a high carb meal, it will be ~ 1 hour before your body starts to break down all those carbs.