Too much of anything is never a good thing. That certainly applies when it comes to alcohol consumption. Drinking responsibly is part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Drink and enjoy in moderation, that’s our philosophy. But to be absolutely clear: we do not support alcohol abuse. For those who choose to drink alcohol, there are clear guidelines available on how to drink responsibly. The Dutch Foundation for Responsible Alcohol Consumption recommends that women drink no more than two standard glasses of beer (25 cl) per day. Men can drink up to two to three standard glasses per day. In certain cases, drinking alcohol is not advised, e.g. when driving, working, playing sports, taking medication and when pregnant or breastfeeding.
The decision to drink alcohol is mostly a matter of personal responsibility or, when it comes to children, the responsibility of the parents. That is why it’s important for brewers, the hospitality industry, retailers and the government to provide good information for consumers. We are convinced that alcohol-related problems can be tackled more effectively if we all work together. At Trade In Spirits, we see ourselves as part of the solution, not the problem. That is why we have encouraged moderate alcohol consumption from the very beginning, and strongly discourage excessive drinking and alcohol abuse. We sell alcoholic products for adults to enjoy. However, we — just like everyone else — want to prevent alcohol abuse.
Trade In Spirits exclusively markets its products to people who are over the age of 18 and does not sell alcoholic drinks to young people under the age of 18. We verify the age of our customers four times before our packages are sent. Luckily, 85% of young people over 18 drink alcohol responsibly.
At the same time, we find it important to inform young people and their parents of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption. Young people’s bodies are less capable of handling alcohol than those of adults. Parents who allow their children under the age of 18 to drink alcohol should know that alcohol may impair the development of their children’s brains.
We support the views of the Dutch Foundation for Responsible Alcohol Consumption, a trade organisation that promotes responsible alcohol consumption.