Did you know that Amstel Light has 3.5 percent alcohol, while a regular Budweiser has 5 percent? Or that a 1.5-ounce shot of Capt. Morgan’s Original Spiced rum has 86 calories, while a shot of Seagram’s Gin has 120?
There are a number of surprises in a chart titled Alcohol Facts just released by the Consumer Federation of America.
The Washington-based consumer group is putting out the list because it says the federal government has failed to do so despite 30 years of prodding.
“We think this is important information, and consumers don’t have it now,” says CFA spokesman Chris Waldrop.