Take part

So long as you're of legal drinking age in your own country you can join in, and here's a few ways you can do that.

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Tell people

Have a party, host a tasting, go down the local pub, celebrate whisky in whatever way you want. Just tell people how much you love it!

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Enjoy whisky

Treat yourself to a nice glass of the good stuff - and be sure to offer one to a friend. Whisky taste best when you're with good company.

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Help a charity

Whether your raising awareness or helping to raise money, be sure to reward yourself with a nice dram. You've earned it.

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Take a selfie

Upload a photo of yourself enjoy a dram to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WhiskyDaySelfie

About International Whisky Day

It was officially and originally launched at the Whisky Festival Northern Netherlands, in the presence of various whisky writers, among whom Charles MacLean, Dave Broom, Martine Nouet and Helen Arthur. This was our initiative to honour our late friend Michael Jackson and we approached various whisky friends for support. The official announcement read: On this date let every whisk(e)y lover annually raise a dram - whereever in the world he or she may be - to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries and will hopefully continue to do so till the end of time.

This event should not be confused with the more recent commercial enterprise by Blair Bowman, World Whisky Day.

The launch of International Whisk(ey) Day was supported in writing by, in alphabetical order: Helen Arthur,Dave Broom, Ulf Buxrud, Ian Buxton, David Cox, John Hansell, Albert Heidema, Larry Kass, Jim McEwan, Charles MacLean, Martine Nouet, Dominic Roskrow, Jim Rutledge, David Scheurich, Carolyn Smagalski, Gavin Smith, George Stone, Wouter Wapenaar, Neil Wilson, David Wishart, Ian Wisniewski, Hideo Yamaoka and Ronald Zwartepoorte.

A special limited edition of a 16-year-old vatted Islay Malt whisky was bottled by WFNN for the occasion. All people present drank Michael's special bottling, made by Doug McIvor and Rob Allanson. We also launched Beer Hunter, Whisky Writer at the WFNN. Ian Buxton launched the book simultaneously in Edinburgh.

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