What is World Whiskey Day?

By Craig Ellis
Author Bio: Craig's love for all things whiskey began when he visited his first distillery, Talisker in 2006. During his free time, he likes to visit distilleries around the globe, planning his travel around these locations. Craig created The Pot Still in 2016 when he first started to collect rare and unusual whiskeys. His whiskey collection has grown and grown since. Craig writes and reviews independently and is not commissioned by any brand or distillery. Craig's views and opinions are his own.
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What is World Whiskey Day?

World Whiskey Day is a day of celebration that invites everyone to try a dram (drink of Whiskey) and celebrate Uisce Beatha, the water of life. This is a global event that take place across the world, with events happening locally, regionally and beyond. All that's needed? You'll need a bottle of Whiskey to share with your friends, or a sample for yourself. World Whiskey day celebrates all types of Whiskey/whisky and encourages everyone to enjoy whiskey responsibly.

The main purpose of this event is to make Whiskey fun and enjoyable. An event for all to enjoy, share knowledge in a celebration of the craft. You can drink it however you enjoy it (ice, water, mixer – whatever works for you). The Whiskey community is all inclusive and that means any kind of Whiskey/whiskey from anywhere in the world.

When is World Whiskey Day? 

World Whisky Day 2020 is on Saturday 16th May. The day takes place on the third Saturday in May each year.

I want to take part, how do I?

There are events happening across the world where you can head along to sample some wonderful whiskeys and meet loads of fun people. Some events are free and some are ticketed, or you can host your own event!

I’ve never tried whiskey before?

There's no better time to start and we can provide you some knowledge and help. This event is a great opportunity to dip your toe into the amazing world of whiskey. The Pot Still blog has a wide variety of reviews, whiskey news and ways to drink whiskey. If you are interested in the history of Irish Whiskey, find out more here. But the best thing is for you to get along to a World Whiskey Day event and try out a drink for yourself. We hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to share your stories with us.


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Do I have to drink whiskey neat? 

There is many misconceptions of how I should drink whiskey. If you don't like whiskey straight, why not try a whiskey cocktail? There are lots of fantastic whiskey cocktails that you could try, and many distilleries have some fantastic cocktail recipes available online or check out the menus in your local bars. Some personal favourites, Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned's, or for cold nights, try a Hot Whiskey or an Irish Coffee?

Looking for more information? Get in touch with The Pot Still.

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