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World Whisky Day

Whiskey is one of the most popular distilled beverages in the world, thanks to its appeal as a beloved liquor for parties. Its aroma, flavor, and tradition continue to enchant its devotees.

Beloved by anyone, from kings to commoners, for over 500 years, whisky it’s a hobby, craft, and passion for many people who seek to brew the subtle flavors they love into it. The first evidence of distillation — the essential process for creating whisky — dates back to Mesopotamia around 2000 B.C. It wasn’t until around 1100, at the earliest, when monks traveling into Scotland fermented grain mash and created the first instance of the beverage.

This Saturday, whiskey enthusiasts will celebrate the world day of this desired drink. The celebration was born in 2011 at the initiative of a student at the University of Aberdeen, Blair Bowman, who realized that other spirits have international days but whiskey didn't.

WORLD WHISKY DAY ACTIVITIES

1. Taste-test fine whiskeys with friends

Treat yourself to a sip of an expensive, well-made whisky on World Whisky Day!

If you can't find a local event, why not arrange your own World Whisky Day celebration? All you need is a bottle of whisky/whiskey to share with your friends. There’s nothing better than a drink with friends.

2. Use the hashtag #WorldWhiskyDay

This hashtag is well-used on World Whisky Day! Thousands of people participate in the holiday. Post a pic of your gorgeous glass or a shot of sipping with friends to boast your participation!

3. Learn about whisky

Do you know the difference between a tulip and a tumbler?

You had no idea those were whisky glasses, did you? There’s a lot to learn about this beverage of life, so read up on peated whisky, whisky glasses, whisky cocktails, and how whisky is made to celebrate the day!

DID YOU KNOW?

Let's start with an alarming fact: whisky could have been outlawed. This drink would have been outlawed entirely if it hadn't been for a medical loophole during Prohibition. However, it survived because of a law that allowed doctors to prescribe whisky as medication.

The word whisky actually means ‘water of life. This is because it is derived from the Gaelic word 'uisge beathe'.

SASHA SAYS:

"It’s a big, wide, wonderful world of whisk(e)y out there, and it’s being made in all sorts of interesting ways—an increasing number, some might argue. Whether you prefer sipping it neat or mixing into a cocktail, there’s a whisky out there for you. Cheers!"

The most obvious and practical way to celebrate this holiday is to either imbibe a favorite variety of Whiskey or to try a new one! Check out our selection for Whisk(e)y Day:
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey

£53.95
Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt
Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt

Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt

£78.45
Song Cha Lapsang Souchong Distilled Tea Spirit
Song Cha Lapsang Souchong Distilled Tea Spirit

Song Cha Lapsang Souchong Distilled Tea Spirit

£37.25
Song Cha Earl Grey Distilled Tea Spirit
Song Cha Earl Grey Distilled Tea Spirit

Song Cha Earl Grey Distilled Tea Spirit

£35.25
Nikka From the Barrel
Nikka From the Barrel
Nikka From the Barrel
Nikka From the Barrel

Nikka From the Barrel

£43.95
Glenturret 12 Year Old
Glenturret 12 Year Old

Glenturret 12 Year Old

£64.95
CHIVAS REGAL XV GOLD 70CL
CHIVAS REGAL XV GOLD 70CL

CHIVAS REGAL XV GOLD 70CL

£44.95
CHIVAS REGAL MIZUNARA 70CL
CHIVAS REGAL MIZUNARA 70CL

CHIVAS REGAL MIZUNARA 70CL

£45.75
Egan's Fortitude Irish Whiskey
Egan's Fortitude Irish Whiskey

Egan's Fortitude Irish Whiskey

£45.95
CHIVAS REGAL 18 BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 70CL
CHIVAS REGAL 18 BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 70CL
CHIVAS REGAL 18 BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 70CL
CHIVAS REGAL 18 BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 70CL

CHIVAS REGAL 18 BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 70CL

£62.00