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World Whisky Day on Canaries Day

May 21 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm CEST


A tribute to the Scottish national drink with a varied program that includes music, food and literary activities, respecting the cultural heritage of whisky, the craftsmanship and the tradition that runs through every bottle of whisky. Readings, literary gatherings, themed dinners detective novels, poetry and music and culinary evenings. 

A few decades after the incorporation of the Canary Islands to the European orbit after its conquest, relations with the British market that will last for the rest of the story will be established. Since the sixteenth century onwards an intense commercial exchange, which would be projected until the end of the seventeenth century, developed. Travellers from all parts of England visited the islands to acquire fine wines while selling British goods. The trip was made for commercial reasons.

But the geographical situation of the Canary Islands and the price of items in its ports facilitated the arrival of ships in the century of exploration. The Canaries would again be linked economically with British market through the production of cochineal (a dye) and the tourism industry from the nineteenth century. In this context we must tribute the growing number of adventurous travellers, naturalists and tourists to the islands. It is the time of entry by the main door of the Canary archipelago in travel literature in the British market.



May 21 @ 8:00 am
June 4 @ 5:00 pm


Calle Acusa, 6
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas 35003 Spain
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