20 May we celebrate World Whisky Day!World Whisky day celebrates all types of whisky and encourages everyone to enjoy whisky responsibly.
You can find a World Whisky Day event happening near you and go along to taste some wonderful whiskies and meet loads of other fun people. There are loads of events happening all over the world. Some events are free and some are ticketed.
'Water of Life'
Over the years, whisky has managed to became synonymous with Scottish culture and is one of the most popular modern alcoholic beverages. Scotch Whisky - a drink made only in Scotland, but enjoyed around the world - evolved from a Scottish drink called uisge beatha, which means 'water of life'.
Distilled almost exclusively by monks in the fifteenth century, the earliest whisky was never allowed to mature and was seen primarily as a medicine, being prescribed for the preservation of health, the prolongation of life, and for the relief of colic, palsy and even smallpox.
Want to learn more about how whisky evolved into the staple drink we enjoy today?
If you are visiting our lovely hometown of Edinburgh for World Whisky Day be sure to check out the local interactive guide courtesy of WorldWhiskyDay.com for everything from where to experience whisky, where to shop for whisky or even where to eat a whisky-inspired meal. Check it out HERE
'There are some cities where whisky is intertwined into their very fabric; where the water of life flows freely through their bars and restaurants; where locals and visitors alike can experience whisky at its very best. Welcome to Edinburgh.'
And while you are here, why not visit the Scotch Whisky Experience where you can take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process!
And what better way to commemorate your holiday than with one of our lovely framed landmark artworks featuring Auld Reekie in all her glory!
Just what can you do with those empty whisky bottles? If you are feeling crafty you might try your hand at creating fabulous home decor made from whisky bottles like these hurricane candle votives and pulley light courtesy of Moonshine Lamp.
We also these eye-catching home decor ideas. From plant holders to unique storage vessels, the possibilities are endless!
For the whisky drinking connoisseur, it's generally accepted that the more unique the glass, the better the drinking experience. These little beauties have definitely broken traditional norms and pushed the boundaries of glassware.
A Taste Sensation
What better way to wrap up this week's whisky themed blog than with a mouth-watering orange bundt cake with salted whisky caramel recipe courtesy of Recipes from a Pantry. It's an absolute must-try!