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Today is World Whisky Day! Celebrate with these whisky-based cocktails

World Whisky Day 2020 is celebrated on Saturday 16 May. Since bars all over the world are closed, here are some whisky cocktail recipes to celebrate at home.


Like every year, World Whisky Day is celebrated all over the world, with events around this spirit. Bars, distilleries, restaurants participate in this day with special activities and events. Unfortunately, this year due to coronavirus pandemic celebrating this day in bars, distilleries and restaurants is off.

The Official World Whisky Day website posted a message about this situation encouraging people to raise a glass despite the current events:


To the seasoned specialists, to the eager newcomers.
[To the] single malt purists, to the DIY mixologists.
[To the] distillers, bottlers, retailers and everyone in between.
World Whisky Day has come once more.

We’ve been celebrating on the third Saturday in May for 9 years now.
It’s become a landmark on the whisky calendar.
But things are different this year.

There will be no big parties, no mass tastings.
No sessions in the pub to debate your blends from your single casks, your Highlands from your Lowlands, your bourbon from your rye.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our favourite tipple.
We all still love whisky, wherever we may be.

Strange, unprecedented, uncertain – however you describe them, these times are far from normal.
Enjoying life’s simple pleasures can keep our spirits up.
So this year, we are celebrating those who are making a difference.

To the medical workers, saving lives on the frontline.
You deserve a dram.
To the care home staff, looking after the most vulnerable.
You deserve a dram.
To the supermarket shelf stackers, food bank volunteers, delivery drivers, and essential workers.
You deserve a dram.
To those balancing childcare with a 9-to-5, and all the rest of us, just getting by.
You deserve a dram.

So go on, raise a glass on Saturday 16 May and let us know how you’re celebrating.
And once we’re back up and running, get out there and support your favourite pubs, bars and restaurants…however you like your whisky.

Cheers and slàinte,
World Whisky Day


However, you can still be part of the World Whisky Day through small gatherings in your neighborhood, with family and friends IF allowed by your country and community.

To get fully involved in this whisky day, you can participate on social networks using the hashtag #WorldWhiskyDay via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


Whisky Cocktails To celebrate World Whisky Day

Today is World Whisky Day! Celebrate with these whisky-based cocktails


Rusty Nail


2 ounces of blended Scotch whisky

1/2 oz Drambuie liqueur

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Preparation: Combine the ingredients in a glass with stones, add a large ice cube and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.




1 1/2 oz Whisky

1 1/2 oz Dry vermouth

33/100 oz Amer Picon

33/100 oz Maraschino liqueur

Garnish: Maraschino cherry

Preparation: Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Strain into a cold coupe. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


Old Fashioned Cocktail with Kombucha


5 tablespoons ginger Kombucha

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 large ice cube

Type of glass

Old fashioned


Orange twist


Add ginger kombucha, orange juice, bourbon and maple syrup in a mixing glass and mix ingredients with a mixing spoon. In the Old Fashioned glass add the ice cube. Add the mixture to the glass and the orange shell, and stir again. Taste.


Smoky Old Fashioned


60 ml of whisky infused with cocoa

7 ml cinnamon syrup

2-3 angostura strokes


For more detailed information about World Whisky Day and ideas to celebrate, you can visit the official website.

Cheers! Slainte! Stay Safe

Spirits Hunters


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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