How Many Calories are in a Whiskey Shot or Glass?

It’s not every day you see an article about whiskey nutrition facts, but we know that you’re a curious bunch so we’re here to answer those burning questions. Now, of course, the nutritional information and the caloric value of whiskey will vary depending on the serve and the serving size, but we’ve got you covered—read on to learn more about the impact of whiskey on calorie intake.

So, how many calories are in Jameson Whiskey? Let’s get straight to it, for the recommended whiskey serving size of 30ml, a shot, is 66 calories. The calorie breakdown of whiskey by the glass will depend how you enjoy your serve, whether that’s in a neat, in a cocktail or with a mixer.

All alcoholic spirits have calories, it’s just about knowing what spirits run on the higher end when it comes to calories and what way your favourite serve impacts this figure. When it comes to whiskey and weight management, life is about balance. If you’re already healthy and just looking to make sure you’re managing your nutrition, a whiskey serving size of 30ml shouldn’t have too big an impact on your goals. Saying that, of course everyone is different and all our health needs and requirements are different too, so our advice is to always understand the nutritional information, especially when it comes to alcohol—but that’s why you’re here, so great job for that and now let’s dive a bit deeper on the facts and you can read more about Jameson Irish Whiskey nutritional information here.

Factors Affecting Whiskey Calories

The proof of whiskey

We all know whiskeys aren’t built the same when it comes to flavour profile and how they’re matured, but whiskey nutritional information can be different too. The higher the ABV or the more alcohol a spirit contains, the more calories it will have.

How much is poured

If you’re sticking to a 30ml shot, you’ll be able to track your whiskey consumption and calories, but if you’re going over this, you’ll need to keep track of any added millilitres and consider how whiskey consumption and diet choices need to be balanced.

How it’s served

The real differentiator for how many calories are in a whiskey is really about how it’s served. When you’re considering whiskey and calorie awareness, opting for a neat or on the rocks serve over a cocktail is a good option. When people compare whiskey and weight gain, it’s usually because of sugary soft drinks that are added to your 30ml serve. If you’re looking for the best whiskey mixers or want to find some lower calorie cocktail recipes, you can find them on


Whiskey Calorie FAQs


Is whiskey a low-calorie alcohol?

Whiskey can be a low-calorie alcohol option when enjoyed neat or on the rocks (we’ve created a handy little serving guide here if you’re wondering which is the best option for you). If you’re thinking ‘how many calories are in a glass of whiskey?’ it will always be 66 calories when you’re enjoying a one serving 30ml Jameson Irish Whiskey, neat or on the rocks.

How many calories in a shot of whiskey?

There are 66 calories in the recommended serving size of a 30ml shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

How many calories in a 750ml bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey?

Whiskey is meant to be sipped and savoured, so there’s no reason to be concerned about how many calories are in a 750ml bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey as it would take quite a few servings to finish the bottle, but when you ask, we answer—there are just over 1,657 calories in a 750ml bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

How many calories are in a Hot Whiskey?

Hot whiskey calories differ from those of a neat or on the rocks serve, for one clear reason—the speciality serve of a delicious hot whiskey. If you’re looking to choose a less calorie dense hot whiskey, a Hot Toddy is a good option. This serve has a lot of flavour and complexity, but it could be a decent pairing when you want to enjoy whiskey and weight loss is on your to-do list.

If your whiskey intake or calorie intake can increase, an Irish Coffee is a delicious choice. While this recipe is about as simple as the Hot Toddy, this choice may beg the question ‘how many calories in a glass of whiskey when you’re adding some cream on top? While this will of course depend on the exact cream you’re using, you can use this Irish Coffee recipe to make it a treat worth enjoying.

So there you have it. There’s the low down on Honey High Ball and the deets on a neat, if you have any more questions, you can always reach out to us on Instagram.

But remember, the health effects of whiskey calories will of course be different to calories you’re getting from the nutritious food you eat—so we’d always recommend finding your balance and drinking responsibly. For further information on drinking responsibly, please see