A little bit of Int’l Whiskey Day history…
International Whiskey Day is celebrated annually on March 27th. This day provides a fantastic opportunity for whiskey lovers worldwide to come together and celebrate this beloved beverage.Whiskey is a type of distilled spirit that is made from fermented grain mash. The most common grains used in whiskey production include barley, corn, rye, and wheat. It is produced in various countries, including Ireland, Scotland, the United States, Canada, and Japan.
International Whiskey Day can be attributed to the celebration of the life of English author and journalist Michael James Jackson, who was a prominent figure in the world of whiskey and beer. He was widely considered to be one of the most influential writers on the subject of beer and whiskey, and his work helped to popularize these drinks around the world. Jackson wrote several books on the subject of beer and whiskey, including “The World Guide to Beer” and “Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide.” His writing was known for its depth and accuracy, and he was respected by experts and enthusiasts alike. In addition to his writing, Jackson was also a frequent guest on television and radio shows, where he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm for beer and whiskey. He was passionate about educating people about these drinks and promoting their enjoyment in a responsible way. Jackson was also very active in the fight for racial justice and has a foundation in his name to this day that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades. Sadly, Jackson passed away in 2007, but his legacy lives on through his writing and the continued celebration of International Whiskey Day on his birthday. His contributions to the world of beer and whiskey will always be remembered and appreciated by those who love these drinks.
Since then, the day has grown in popularity, with whiskey enthusiasts celebrating with tastings, events, and other activities worldwide. On this day, people gather to sample various types of whiskey, learn about the production process, and share their experiences with fellow enthusiasts.
Why is whiskey so popular?
One of the reasons why whiskey has become such a popular drink worldwide is its versatility. Whiskey can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks, or mixed in cocktails. It can also be used in cooking, with many chefs incorporating it into their dishes to add a unique flavor. Another reason for whiskey’s popularity is its cultural significance. Whiskey has been around for centuries and is deeply ingrained in the cultures of many countries, particularly Ireland and Scotland. In these countries, whiskey is more than just a drink; it is part of their heritage and identity.
Ways to celebrate
To celebrate International Whiskey Day, there are various ways to enjoy this drink. One way is to attend whiskey tastings, where you can sample various types of whiskey and learn about their unique flavors and production processes. You can also try making whiskey-based cocktails or experiment with cooking with whiskey. International Whiskey Day is an excellent opportunity for whiskey lovers worldwide to come together and celebrate their shared passion for this beloved drink. Whether you are a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or new to the world of whiskey, this day is a perfect time to explore and enjoy this rich and complex spirit. So let’s raise a glass to the amazing spirit that has brought people together for centuries. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, there’s no denying the rich history and unique flavors that make whiskey so special. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the master distillers who have dedicated their lives to perfecting this liquid gold. And of course, let’s celebrate by enjoying a dram or two with good company. Cheers to whiskey, cheers to friends, and cheers to a great International Whiskey Day!