What is World Whisky Day?


World Whisky Day is an annual, global day of whisky, which invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Taking place annually on the third Saturday in May, this special occasion is celebrated by whisky lovers worldwide with tastings, events and gatherings.

Although World Whisky Day celebrations have been affected by the pandemic, our guiding principles have remained the same. World Whisky Day is about making whisky fun for all, not about being exclusive or prescriptive. All you need to participate is a bottle of whisky/whiskey – whatever variety, however you enjoy it.

The only rule is to drink responsibly!

Blair Bowman

How can I take part in World Whisky Day?

There are many ways you can take part in World Whisky Day 2022 (Saturday 21 May 2022).

First of all, you can join the conversation on social media using #WorldWhiskyDay. What kind of whisky are you sampling? Who are you sharing it with this year? How do you enjoy your whisky – on the rocks, with water, or with a mixer? The possibilities are endless!

To mark our tenth anniversary this year, we held the first ever World Whisky Weekender – a ticketed, interactive event series that brought whisky lovers worldwide together. Next year’s event will be even bigger and better – keep an eye on our website and social media channels to find out more. 

Wherever you are in the world, there’s likely to be a World Whisky Day event that’s right for you. Regularly check our social media platforms to be sure you don’t miss out on competitions, quizzes, tastings, livestreams and some good Old Fashioned chat (pun intended).

But what if I’ve never tried whisky before?

Then you are in the right place. We want to encourage everyone, from the seasoned specialist to the eager newcomer, to enjoy a dram. Therefore, we have collated lots of information on this site for you to explore. Check out the Articles tab or use the Search at the top of the page to start your journey.

But I don’t think I would enjoy whisky neat?

Well, why not try a whisky cocktail? There are many fantastic whisky cocktails that you could try. Check out our blog for some of our favourites that you can try at home on World Whisky Day.

Who can I contact for media enquiries?

We would be delighted to speak to you about any kind of media enquiry.

For media or general enquiries please contact info@worldwhiskyday.com

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