A Butt Is A Unit of Measurement?

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FACT OF THE DAY:  There is a unit of measurement called a “butt”. It is used mainly in the measurement of wines but also used for other alcohols. Butt comes from the Medieval word ‘botte’ which means boot.

Exactly how much is considered a butt of wine? 1 butt of wine = (approximately) 126 gallons.

 

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