From Brazil to Bali, Colombia to Cambodia, World Whisky Day was toasted in more countries than ever before this year. Tens of thousands of whisky fans raised a dram on Saturday 16 May with more than 170 events registered in 48 different countries.
World Whisky Day can today claim to be a truly global celebration of whisky in all its forms.
For the first time World Whisky Day will be celebrated with events on all seven continents, including the most inhospitable place on Earth – Antarctica.
Here’s a simple guide to the art of tasting, created to get you (and your taste buds) going in preparation for the big day.
Every year people all over the world take part in World Whisky Day. It’s an incredible event with a global reach, and it’s all down to the enthusiastic event organisers who make it happen.
We’ve popped our galoshes on and are wading into the debate on this one.
Whisky – as well we know – has a complex flavour portfolio, whichever region or distillery it is from. Tasting whisky with chocolate can be a really interesting way to pull out even the subtlest of flavours.
You can’t beat a good cheese board… gouda, cheddar, wensleydale, brie, stilton…
With hundreds of distilleries all over Scotland – it is rather fickle to narrow them down by big v small, high v low and new v old. But then again – surely all of this affects flavour – and that’s what we’re into!
Everyone knows the old rule about letting your wine, especially red wine, breathe, but what are the rules for Whisky?
Highland Whiskies are all about the big body and dry finish. Often you’ll find they’re peated, smokey and powerful but try a citrusy Glenmorangie and you might think we’re having you on!
Wish you were saying aloha to the weekend? These three whisky cocktails are worth getting shaken and stirred over.
The Shaken Sporran
Depending on who you’re speaking to, there can be up to six whisky making regions, each with their own unique flavour profiles.
These include Highland, Islay, Lowland, Campbeltown, Island and Speyside.