International Whisk(e)y Day Date in the current year: March 27, 2016

International Whisk(e)y Day International Whisk(e)y Day is annually observed on March 27 by all whiskey lovers. This holiday was established in 2009 to commemorate birthday anniversary of a great English writer Michael Jackson.

Back in 2009 the Whiskey Day Festival was organized in the Northern Netherlands in the presence of several whiskey writers. The event was created to honor Michael Jackson, known for his influential books about beer and whiskey. Since Jackson was born on March 27, the date of his birthday was chosen to be annual date for International Whisk(e)y Day.

International Whisk(e)y Day isn't hosted by any organization or person. It's only up to the activists and whisky and whiskey lovers. This holiday celebrates both drinks: Scottish, Canadian and Japanese whiskies, as well as American and Irish whiskeys.

There are some contradictions with another international holiday, known as World Whisky Day, a well-known festive event in the USA. Since it's a well-known date in the USA, the founders of International Whisk(e)y Day don't want their holiday to be observed as WWD's copycat. The conflict also bases on similar hashtags used by the groups to mark the day. However, both holidays are on separated dates and months! And why don't we enjoy both dates?

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