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The Scottish government has confirmed that it wants to set a minimum price for alcohol of 50p per unit in the hope of reducing the health problems caused by excessive drinking.

But how much could the move cost consumers? Here are figures produced by the government on the possible impact.

CIDER - Impact of 50p per unit of alcohol

Product ABV Units Prices, March 2012 Price per unit Price at 50p/unit Increase

Source: Scottish government

Tesco Strong Dry Cider, 4x440ml

5.3

9.3

£1.80

20p

£4.67

£2.87

Tesco Value Dry Cider, two litres

4.2

8.4

£1.69

21p

£4.20

£2.51

Blackthorn dry cider, 12x440ml

5.5

29

£11.99

42p

£14.52

£2.53

Strongbow, 4x440ml

5.3

9.3

£3.99

43p

£4.67

£0.68

Gaymers Old English, 4x440ml

4.5

7.9

£3.89

50p

£3.96

£0.07

Bulmers, 6x568ml

4.5

15.3

£9

59p

£7.67

Not affected

Magners, 4x440ml

4.5

7.9

£4.79

61p

£3.96

Not affected

WINE - Impact of 50p per unit of alcohol

Product ABV Units Prices, March 2012 Price per unit Price at 50p/unit Increase

Source: Scottish government

Silver Rock Chardonnay, 750ml

12.5

9.4

£3.19

35p

£4.69

£1.50

Tesco South African White, 750ml

12

9

£3.37

38p

£4.50

£1.13

Tesco Simply Chenin Blanc, 750ml

12.5

9.4

£3.49

38p

£4.69

£1.20

Blossom Hill Californian red, 750ml

12.5

9.4

£4.68

50p

£4.69

£0.01

Echo Falls Merlot, 750ml

13

9.8

£6.49

67p

£4.88

Not affected

Blossom Hill Chardonay, 750ml

13

9.8

£6.69

69p

£4.88

Not affected

Black Tower Rivaner, 750ml

9.5

7.1

£4,99

71p

£3.57

Not affected

Hardy's Cabernet Merlot, 750ml

13.5

10.1

£10.99

£1.09

£5.07

Not affected

BEER AND LAGER - Impact of 50p per unit of alcohol

Product ABV Units Prices, March 2012 Price per unit Price at 50p/unit Increase

Source: Scottish government

Tesco Lager, 4x500ml

4

8

£2.24

28p

£4

£1.76

Carlsberg Special Brew, 4x440ml

9

15.8

£6.79

43p

£7.92

£1.13

Tennents Super Lager, 4x440ml

9

15.8

£6.79

43p

£7.92

£1.13

Red Stripe, 4x440ml

4.7

8.3

£4.48

55p

£4.14

Not affected

Stella Artois, 4x440ml

4

7

£3.99

57p

£3.52

Not affected

Carling, 4x440ml

4.1

7.2

£4.29

60p

£3.61

Not affected

Carlsberg, 4x440ml

3.8

6.7

£4.29

65p

£3.35

Not affected

VODKA AND GIN - Impact of 50p per unit of alcohol

Product ABV Units Prices, March 2012 Price per unit Price at 50p/unit Increase

Source: Scottish government

Tesco Value vodka, 70cl

37.5

26.2

£8.72

34p

£13.13

£4.41

Glen's vodka, 70cl

37.5

26.2

£11.29

44p

£13.13

£1.84

Vladivar Classic, 70cl

37.5

26.2

£13.29

51p

£13.13

Not affected

Gordon's gin, 70cl

37.5

26.2

£15.59

60p

£13.13

Not affected

Smirnoff Red Label, 70cl

37.5

26.2

£16.07

62p

£13.13

Not affected

WHISKY- Impact of 50p per unit of alcohol

Product ABV Units Prices, March 2012 Price per unit Price at 50p/unit Increase

Source: Scottish government

Tesco Value, 70cl

40

28

£9.97

36p

£14

£4.03

Tesco Special Reserve, 70cl

40

28

£11.99

43p

£14

£2.01

Bell's, 70cl

40

28

£15.59

56p

£14

Not affected

Whyte and Mackay, 70cl

40

28

£15.79

57p

£14

Not affected

Grants, 70cl

40

28

£16.50

59p

£14

Not affected

Famous Grouse, 70cl

40

28

£17

61p

£14

Not affected

Johnnie Walker Red Label, 70cl

40

28

£17.99

65p

£14

Not affected

Chivas Regal 12 year old, 70cl

40

28

£24.79

89p

£14

Not affected

Glenfiddich single malt 12 years old, 70cl

40

28

£24.67

89p

£14

Not affected

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