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World Whisky Day becomes an annual event

World Whisky Day, started last year by an Aberdeen student, is set to grow as it returns as an annual event.

The founder of the event, Aberdeen University student Blair Bowman, has announced that the next World Whisky Day will take place on 18 May next year.

The first event, in March 2012, attracted more than 20,000 whisky enthusiasts to more than 180 events around the world, from Finland to Tasmania. The events took place in restaurants, bars, distilleries, clubs and private homes.

Bowman set up the event when he saw that other drinks already had their own ‘day’.

The Scottish government, VisitScotland, Scotland Food and Drink and the Scotch Whisky Experience are supporting the initiative.

Bowman said: “I still cannot believe how much support the first World Whisky Day received. Now that the government and other organisations are getting behind the initiative it is sure to be an even bigger success – which is good news for the whisky industry and good news for Scotland.”

He encouraged interested parties to start registering their events on the World Whisky Day website.

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