The whiskey drink has a very long history, dating back to the 15th century at least.
The name of the alcoholic drink comes from the Celtic languages, which are called "whiskey come" (uisge beatha in Irish or uisge baugh Scottish Gaelic): "water of life" (in Latin: Aqua Vitae).
Whiskey is the result of the process of distillation of various types of grains after they have undergone the process of lentil (drying the seeds of the grain after sprouting in high heat). The distilled liquid is aged in oak barrels.
Whiskey is one of the drinks with the highest alcohol content - most whiskey brands have 40 percent alcohol.
The whiskey is drunk in a special glass - a lowball cup with ice cubes.
Why celebrate International Whiskey Day on March 27?
International Whiskey Day was celebrated for the first time in 2009 at the Scotch Festival in North Holland, after it was announced in 2008. the day was founded in honor of Michael Jackson. No, not Michael Jackson R.I.P, the king of pop, but Michael Jackson, another famous English writer and journalist known for his love for whiskey, whose purpose was not only to raise awareness of whiskey and its charms but also to spread awareness of Parkinson's disease Jackson suffered in his late years. Michael Jackson died in 2007.
How to celebrate International Whiskey Day?
You can celebrate with a small glass of whiskey, if you are allowed to legally. It is possible to donate to Parkinson's patients and to study the disease.
Whiskey in the jar, a traditional Irish song originating in the mountains of southern Ireland in the 1950s, by many artists (such as the Dubliners, Metelica, etc.) tells of a man who was betrayed by his wife and asks to take comfort in whiskey on tap.