Out of our concern for proper use of our products,
we at Bardinet encourage ‘responsible consumption',
providing a healthy experience and avoiding abuse
or inappropriate consumption.
We have thus worked together with a group of companies
in FEBE (the Spanish Spirits Federation) to draw
up a set of good practice rules to:
Responsible attitudes towards
drink help you behave in such a way that you never
have to feel ashamed or sorry about the way you
act. There are certain rules for people who drink
occasionally or regularly, but who are not alcoholics
and who are aware of the danger of becoming one,
which enable them to avoid getting drunk and the
consequences that brings. These rules, in the
form of advice that anyone can follow, are as
1-Recognise your true limits. Almost everyone
who drinks tends to assume that they can "take"
their drink better than others, but that does
not make sense. Apart from the fact that "taking"
your drink better or worse is nothing to be proud
of, people almost always fool themselves by not
wanting to admit they are drunk when everyone
else can certainly tell they are.
2-Do not drink on an empty stomach. Food mixes
with alcohol and stops your body absorbing it
too quickly. Many people enjoy food more if they
accompany it with low-proof alcoholic drinks.
There are also psychological factors that encourage
you to drink less if you eat solid food at the
3-Do not drink quickly. Drink to enjoy and taste
your food not to feel the effects of alcohol.
Drinkers who "get ahead" of their companions
and encourage them to "catch up" are
usually people who do not easily hold back and
almost always end up drunk.
4-Accept an offer of a drink only when you really
want one. Do not let anyone pressure you into
drinking when you do not want to. To do otherwise
would be to deny that you can have a good time
with people while drinking moderately.
5-Avoid having the odd drink here and there. Some
people drink all the time and are always offering
you a drink. However, you do not have to accept,
especially if it involves drinking for the sake
6-If you eat out and have to drive home, it is
best not to drink any alcohol at all. In any case,
drink moderately with your meal, but never after.
It has been clearly proven that your ability to
drive is greatly impaired by even low levels of
alcohol in your blood.
7-Avoid drinking outside of the family setting
whenever possible. Many people who drink in bars
(obviously not everyone) are looking to get drunk
rather than looking for a social relationship.
That does not mean that it is irresponsible to
"have a drink with your mates". It all
depends on whether you follow the "rules"
we are recommending.
8-Do not drink to "relax" or calm down,
when what you really need is a change or a rest.
Drinking whenever you feel anxious, worried or
depressed can make alcohol a necessity, leading
you towards alcoholism.
Bardinet has also signed the Spanish 'Advertising
Self-regulation Code', through which the main
companies in the sector have shown their firm
desire and commitment to be responsible companies.
The group also takes part in other national associations
that promote targeted work and research.